AMERICAN SAMPLER

[works on paper]

2020


When California went into lockdown, I set about trying to make sense of the imposed order and ensuing chaos of life during quarantine. Black Lives Matter, death counts, environmental disasters, and politics filled the news. I began documenting the minutiae of daily life with an even greater attention to detail. Using obsessive mark-making combined with both abstract and observational approaches, the works in American Sampler are from an ongoing body of works on paper and photographs I’ve made in response to the ‘new normal’ and epic moments that have acted as catalysts for social change during the 2020 Pandemic. 

Walk it Back
2020
Watercolor, gouache and acrylic on Arches paper
30 x 23 inches
The Year of the Rat, Snakes and Moths
2020
Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper
30 x 23 inches

Roof line Bougainvillea (California Lockdown)

American Sampler
2020
Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper
30 x 22 inches
We're in this Together I Hope This Finds You Well.
2020
Watercolor, gouache and acrylic on Arches paper
30 x 22 inches
Tending
2020
Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper
10 x 7.5 inches
Nina Simone Sings the Blues
2020
Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper
10 x 7.5 inches


Aint No Sunshine
2020
Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper
10 x 7.5 inches


2020
Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper


Not Yet Titled Because It's Still 2020,
2020
Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper
15 x 11.25
Still Counting (Oleander)
2020
Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper
10 x 8.25 inches
Still Counting (Oranges)
2020
Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper
10 x 8.25 inches


2020
Watercolor, gouache and acrylic on Arches paper
30 x 22 inches
Desert Back with Mystical Shit no.1 (pink rock)
2018
Watercolor, gouache and acrylic on Arches paper
15.25 x 11.25 inches


Desert Back with Mystical Shit no.3 (agave)
2018
Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper
15.25 x 11.25 inches


Desert Back with Mystical Shit no.4 (blue rays)
2018
Watercolor, gouache and acrylic on Arches paper
15.25 x 11.25 inches