Earlier this month I ventured down to Austin, TX to check out the opening of the group show LIGHT at Wally Workman Gallery. The exhibition will be up through December 23 if you're in the area. Otherwise, you can check out a virtual tour of the show, here.
Originally posted July 18, 2017
I painted Silent Search - No. 80 over the course of spring and summer 2017, and this video shows a glimpse into my process creating these gradient paintings.
Originally published April 11, 2017
One of the first specific memories I have of being aware of the nuances of weather was one Easter Sunday when I was maybe 5 years old or so. My mom and grandma and I went to the Como Conservatory, and I was all dressed up in my pink Easter dress with matching pink bow in my hair.
On this single day, I remember seeing almost every form of weather - it rained, it snowed, was windy, then sunny... maybe even a rainbow thrown in for good measure. When I think of April in Minnesota, this is what I think of.
You never know what you'll get. And, you might even get it all in one day.
It was experiences like this day, along with our everyday interaction with weather that inspired the Free Time paintings. Weather is a powerful form of our planetary system that makes us realize that we are intrinsically connected with this world. Cycles of water and atmosphere that nourish us and the land can also damage us as well.
I'm fascinated by weather and look forward to observing it intently, not just in April.
Originally published December 10, 2016
Happy to be spending this beautiful, snowy day in the studio prepping work for my show at Artistry that opens next month. This work has surprised me a bit, and it is all about weather. This show, FREE TIME, was initially about a desire to spend substantial chunks of my time outside of work and the studio out in nature. But I came to discover during these hikes that the way I relate to the land around me is inseparably tied to the weather - what the sky is doing, as well as the larger anxiety over our changing environment.