Portfolio > Abundance & Illusion

"Abundance & Illusion" is a series of mixed media works on paper that explores the idea of excess in both the manmade and natural world. Using symbols of self-indulgence, such as drunkenness, over-eating, & over-spending, I explore humanity's tendency towards excess. I combine images of excess in the natural world, such as clusters of clovers, flowers, & rocks, with images of excess in the manmade world, and idealized drawings of people (drawn from photographs of friends and myself on vacation) in order to decipher our relationships to the natural and manmade world.

Masquerading the Mirror
mixed media on mirror
14 x 14
2012
Directions of Distractions
mixed media on road map
17 x 27
2012
In The Fields of Falling Gumdrops
mixed media on paper
16 x 32
2012
Rocks, Clovers, & Lovers
mixed media on paper
16 x 19.5
2012
We Are Nature
mixed media on paper
36 x 41
2012
Sugar & Spend
mixed media on canvas
14 x 14
2012
Drunkenness
photograph & acrylic ink on canvas
16 x 16
2012