These works were created using individually hand silkscreened prints, vintage album covers, portions of discarded cardboard, and various found materials and imagery. They are a conversation between old-time quilt making and modernist geometric abstraction, as well as a means of exploring the patina of wear and exposure on surfaces.
Some of the patterns that I have chosen to utilize (most directly the block patterning) are traditional quilting designs that can be found in turn of the century quilts. The idea of using bits of discarded material to create elaborate compositions intrigues me, as well as the way uniform shapes can be combined to generate a larger, more intricate form. Isn’t this the way we see the world around us? As we drive down any road, watch television, surf the net, thumb through our smart phones. The signs and information we’re bombarded with, the people we come in contact with, the bits of conversations that we tune in and out of. After a while, no one detail can be isolated among the cacophony of images and information, everything seems to blend together, to become one continuous grid like blur.