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Narrative Work

My narrative work involves contact with architecture and basic living elements, in spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, space that is economically uninteresting. I use these abandoned, forgotten spaces to hold a tangible bubble of emotions and events, which are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds elsewhere while the build-up of tension is frozen outside of time to become the memory of an event that will never take place, creating moments evocative of atmosphere and suspense. I aim for each piece to tell a story about the effects of global cultural interaction during the twenty first century as we lose ourselves in the hubris around us and on our devices, yet somehow become even more alone than ever before.


"2 a.m."
Sennelier, Caran d'Ache, Sakura Specialist, and Mungyo oil pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat (15 x 11.5"), 2018


"Not All Who Wander Are Lost"
Sennelier and Pentel oil pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat (16" x 12"), 2018


"When All You Know is Pain, the Devil Comes for You"
Sennelier oil pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat (15" x 7.5"), 2018


"Abandoned"
Sennelier and Sakura Specialist oil pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat (16" x 10"), 2018


"No Pain is Eternal"
Sennelier and Sakura Specialist oil pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat (16" x 12"), 2018


"Even Angels Fall"
Sennelier, Caran d'Ache, Sakura Specialist, and Mungyo Extra Soft oil pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat (16" x 12"), 2018


"I keep my troubles in an empty room"
Sennelier and Caran d'Ache oil pastels and ink pen on Clairefontaine Pastelmat (15 x 12"), 2017


"Hopeless"
Sennelier oil pastels and Derwent drawing pencil on Clairefontaine Pastelmat (12 x 15"), 2017


"Where Did I Put the Matches?"
Ink pen and Sennelier oil pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat (9" x 15"), 2016

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