Major: BFA Painting

Year: Fifth

“I start my drawings by pouring ink and watercolor on paper and seeing what shapes naturally form; I then create a new image by drawing into these shapes with pen and graphite pencil. During the pouring step of the process, I let go of any control and allow the ink and paint to pool on the surface of the page.  The drawing stage, which comes after the paint dries, is when I re-establish control and construct a scene that is simultaneously familiar and strange.  The result is a somewhat-organized, somewhat-chaotic world of pastel colors, architectural lines, ornate details and organic shapes that reflect my desire to escape the real world but inability to do so, and act as a mental landscape of my brain as it tries to analyze the overwhelming world around me.”