Ineffective
Ineffective

oil and vine charcoal on canvas

26.5 x 11.5 inches

2016

Take me back
Take me back

oil and graphite on panel

11.5 x 14.25 inches

2016

Delete Tinder, Download Tinder
Delete Tinder, Download Tinder

14 x 11”

oil on canvas

2016

Summer Reading
Summer Reading

oil on canvas

16 x 20"

2016

Everybody Leaves If They Get The Chance
Everybody Leaves If They Get The Chance

14 x 11"

oil on panel

2016

Central AC (We Never Had A Pool, And The Neighbors Never Seem To Use Theirs)
Central AC (We Never Had A Pool, And The Neighbors Never Seem To Use Theirs)

12 x 18”

oil, graphite, and charcoal on panel

Mi Casa Es Su Casa
Mi Casa Es Su Casa

oil on canvas

16 x 20"

2016

Affection
Affection

oil on canvas

20 x 20 inches

2016

Before Eve (Creation of Adam Candlesticks)
Before Eve (Creation of Adam Candlesticks)

10 x 17.5”

oil, graphite, and charcoal on canvas

2016

I forgot his name
I forgot his name

14 x 11”

oil on canvas

2016

Mr. Fernicus (elk horn fern)
Mr. Fernicus (elk horn fern)

30 x 22”

tempera and oil on warped found canvas

2016

Dog Days, 2016
Dog Days, 2016

Dog Days was the culmination of an independent study project and my Senior Show for my undergraduate at Art Center College of Design in 2016. I was staying at a house in the San Fernando Valley that summer, taking care of a labrador and a golden retriever, Bella and Rocky.

It was a very hot summer of painting in a backyard in the San Fernando Valley. It was a tough time for me at Art Center because I was removed from the Fine Art Department’s Senior Projects course due to my status as an Illustration major - meanwhile the institution allowed a different Illustration student to take the same class. My request to the Illustration department for a studio had also been rejected.

During those months, I turned the shed in the backyard into a painting studio and thereby had my first artist residency.

At some point during the summer, all of Santa Clarita caught fire. The sky turned a bruisey purple yellow, and ashes fell onto all of my wet and in-progress paintings. I embraced the ashes, because I had already gotten used to all the dog hair, as well as June bugs hiding in every nook and cranny of the studio (they enjoy the back of stretched canvases).

During my show’s reception, campus security was sending people away, on a false claim that I had not done the proper paperwork - which actually had been done, but had not been forwarded by the administration to security.

Despite all the strange art-school politics, I hold a tender, bittersweet place in my heart for my time in that sweltering hot studio. For months, I just made paintings of the space that was around me, with big fluffy panting dogs laying at my feet.

The title Dog Days comes from this biterweet feeling towards all the good and bad coinciding at once, during my residency with Rocky and Bella.

Ineffective
Take me back
Delete Tinder, Download Tinder
Summer Reading
Everybody Leaves If They Get The Chance
Central AC (We Never Had A Pool, And The Neighbors Never Seem To Use Theirs)
Mi Casa Es Su Casa
Affection
Before Eve (Creation of Adam Candlesticks)
I forgot his name
Mr. Fernicus (elk horn fern)
Dog Days, 2016
Ineffective

oil and vine charcoal on canvas

26.5 x 11.5 inches

2016

Take me back

oil and graphite on panel

11.5 x 14.25 inches

2016

Delete Tinder, Download Tinder

14 x 11”

oil on canvas

2016

Summer Reading

oil on canvas

16 x 20"

2016

Everybody Leaves If They Get The Chance

14 x 11"

oil on panel

2016

Central AC (We Never Had A Pool, And The Neighbors Never Seem To Use Theirs)

12 x 18”

oil, graphite, and charcoal on panel

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

oil on canvas

16 x 20"

2016

Affection

oil on canvas

20 x 20 inches

2016

Before Eve (Creation of Adam Candlesticks)

10 x 17.5”

oil, graphite, and charcoal on canvas

2016

I forgot his name

14 x 11”

oil on canvas

2016

Mr. Fernicus (elk horn fern)

30 x 22”

tempera and oil on warped found canvas

2016

Dog Days, 2016

Dog Days was the culmination of an independent study project and my Senior Show for my undergraduate at Art Center College of Design in 2016. I was staying at a house in the San Fernando Valley that summer, taking care of a labrador and a golden retriever, Bella and Rocky.

It was a very hot summer of painting in a backyard in the San Fernando Valley. It was a tough time for me at Art Center because I was removed from the Fine Art Department’s Senior Projects course due to my status as an Illustration major - meanwhile the institution allowed a different Illustration student to take the same class. My request to the Illustration department for a studio had also been rejected.

During those months, I turned the shed in the backyard into a painting studio and thereby had my first artist residency.

At some point during the summer, all of Santa Clarita caught fire. The sky turned a bruisey purple yellow, and ashes fell onto all of my wet and in-progress paintings. I embraced the ashes, because I had already gotten used to all the dog hair, as well as June bugs hiding in every nook and cranny of the studio (they enjoy the back of stretched canvases).

During my show’s reception, campus security was sending people away, on a false claim that I had not done the proper paperwork - which actually had been done, but had not been forwarded by the administration to security.

Despite all the strange art-school politics, I hold a tender, bittersweet place in my heart for my time in that sweltering hot studio. For months, I just made paintings of the space that was around me, with big fluffy panting dogs laying at my feet.

The title Dog Days comes from this biterweet feeling towards all the good and bad coinciding at once, during my residency with Rocky and Bella.

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