Digital Medium • 5000× 5000 px
I found an inspiring photo of a group of young immigrants circa 1900 that had just arrived by boat from Europe and incorporated that sketch into this composition.
This piece will be on display at the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton Wisconsin as part of the 41st Annual Secura Fine Arts Exhibition, starting June 5 - August 15, 2021.
The Discarded Series
A love of antique photography spurred my Discarded series of works. I love antique stores and through the years I’ve often found myself sifting through bins filled with an array of formal portraits, family snap shots, polaroids, class photos, all mixed up, transfixed by the faces. Who are these people? What were their lives like? What happened to these families? And how did all these photos end up disposessed in a bin mixed with hundreds of other familes, on sale for a quarter apiece? I decided to start a series of paintings featuring these images, to give them new life and meaning. I’ve worked in multiple mediums for this series, including transparent watercolor, encaustic and collage.