With my time dedicated to drawing I strive to discover my true influences and inspirations while answering the question of why I want to draw. I have begun to notice aspects in my surroundings I haven’t before, for example, garbage left behind, spills, and writing/drawings on the walls of bathrooms and buildings. Through a surge of taking the transit, I have been intrigued to portray a viewable point of view in my artwork. In other words, I want to display an object/sight with a feeling of an apparent glance.
I want to depict in a fleeting manner, which is a way that people in everyday life look over such things. In these drawings I intend to focus on various items that are overlooked because of commonness, and in some cases, lack of external beauty. The reason I find this intriguing is because the subject matter is approachable for everyone, but is unnoticed for certain reasons. I am attracted to objects that have a human impression or even can be considered mistakes or accidents. With focus on impermanent objects/images that will not remain for long, I will embrace and interpret their temporary life. They are overlooked whether they were time consuming to create, or a simple item left behind. I want to take this ordinary disregarded subject and transform it. The work will possess it as an object that should be noticed, revealing the peculiar and intrigue in the ordinary.
Working with mediums including conte, pastel, paint and ink, I am going to use personal techniques to increase interest in formal elements, specifically texture. By guiding my material practice in an experimental direction, I strive to create a body of work that will lead to multidisciplinary artistic discovery.