Lately my work has taken a sculptural turn, but I come from a painting background. I make aggressive, psychologically charged abstractions. I'm interested in the tactile and sensual qualities of my materials, and I'm hoping for visceral reactions.
Lots of super fleshy figurative painting and sculpture, Abstract Expressionism (especially Clyfford Still), Gordon Matta Clark, Lee Bontecou, Louise Nevelson, Louise Bourgeois, Martin Puryear, Robert Rauschenberg, Lucas Samaras, Paul Thek. I'm also into the provisional/experimental formalism thing that's going on in painting right now. Ingmar Bergman's "Persona." David Foster Wallace, Dostoevsky, and D.H. Lawrence, for books. Samurai armor is cool as hell. I try to steal from everything everywhere.
Black bean burgers with cheese and avocado and spicy mayo, duh.
I haven't gone anywhere new in awhile, but San Francisco was nice.
I work most days. Earlier is usually better if I can manage it, though I often can't. Music depends on my mood and level of distraction- I like The Hold Steady, PJ Harvey, Thee Oh Sees, Bonnie ‘Prince' Billy, Crooked Still, Zola Jesus, The National, and pretty much any Motown, among other things.
I paint murals part time with a group of awesome ladies, and work part time at a coffee shop.
I spend a lot of time staring at the wall, and then I just start. Usually I have to take things apart and rebuild them at least once to get something good. Destruction is important.
Thumbtacks, house paint, drill, chop saw, screws of varying sizes.
I'm going to take a nap soon, and it will be lovely.
Oh my god so many books and soft fancy sweaters. Probably a sizeable donation to Planned Parenthood. Grad school. A new laptop, mine's dying slowly.
Library. Somewhere pretty outside with lots of trees. After that, maybe the bar.
Baltimore is weird as hell, in the best way. It's a good place to be a young artist – lots of DIY.
No no no I always regret my shit talk.
I'm going to be in New American Paintings in June! Pretty psyched about that.
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