Works / Series > Series: Beautiful Detritus

How the Puddins' Made
MIxed Media
12" x 48" x 6"
2015
How the Puddins' Made
Mixed Media
12" x 48" x 6"
2015
How the Puddins' Made
Mixed Media
24" x 48" x 6"
2015
How the Puddin's Made
Mixed Media
24" x 48" x 6"
2015
What I saw When I Looked Deeply into the Kudzu
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
24" x 36" x 4"
2011
What I Saw When I looked Deeply Into The Kudzu
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
24" x 36" x 4"
2012
Kudzu Jungle
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
24” x 36” x 12”
2013
Kudzu Jungle
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
24” x 36” x 12”
2012
Evergreen
Mixed Media
24" x 36" x 5"
2012
Evergreen
Mixed Media
24" x 36" x 5"
2012
Evergreen
Mixed Media
24" x 36" x 5"
2012
Seedlings
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
28” x 56” x 7”
2011
Seedlings
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
28” x 56” x 7”
2011
Miss Rainy Day
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Paper
16" x 20"
2011
Shoo Fly
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
36” x 48” x 4”
2011
Shoo Fly
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
36" x 48" x 4"
2011
Shoo Fly
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
36” x 48” x 4”
2011
Landscape
Mixed Media
12" x 24" x 2"
2012
Landscape
Mixed Media
12" x 24" x 2"
2012
When the Coyotes Return
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
72” x 48” x 12”
2011
When the Coyotes Return
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
72” x 48” x 12”
2011
When the Coyotes Return
Acrylic, Collage & Silkscreen on Panel
72” x 48” x 12”
2013
Night Flies
Mixed Media on Panel
48" x 48" x 4"
2008
Night Flies
MIxed Media on Panel
2008
Edits
Acrylic on found prints
Various Deminsons
2008

This body of work explores how our environments and landscapes are altered by society and nature’s ability to reclaim the spaces and things that we abandon. It was inspired by my time in and around the Upstate of South Carolina—a landscape dotted with the deteriorating infrastructures of old mill villages, empty storefronts, and industries of days gone by. This setting includes the intense variety of color that engulf the mountains during autumn, the faded hues of old commercial signs, and the dark tones of dilapidated structures scattered along the back roads of the south. This is a place blanketed by invasive plants such as kudzu and Japanese honeysuckle, which feverishly grow wherever they wish, enveloping everything in their path with an impenetrable blanket of green. The densely layered compositions and aged surfaces that are characteristic of my work are a reflection of my desire to emulate these settings, and to convey through the patina of wear and exposure the ephemeral nature of life. They are my interpretations of an oxymoron— a beautiful detritus.