Twilight (murmuration) • 84x58" 
Twilight (murmuration) • 84x58" 

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • Available

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This painting is part of my Murmuration Series, which refers to "the aerial ballet" performed when hundreds or thousands of birds fly in swooping, intricately coordinated patterns through the sky. The time of day in the title is left intentionally ambiguous, so the viewer can determine if it is morning or dusk.

The Sound of Silence (murmuration) • 33x73"
The Sound of Silence (murmuration) • 33x73"

Acrylic on canvas • 2018

$3600 • AVAILABLE THROUGH GALLERY 1317 THROUGH 7/30/18

Spring (murmuration) • 48x60"
Spring (murmuration) • 48x60"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • Available through Barba Contemporary, Palm Springs • Click here to buy print

This painting is part of my Murmuration Series, which refers to "the aerial ballet" performed when hundreds or thousands of birds fly in swooping, intricately coordinated patterns through the sky. A lot of my paintings are grayscale, and I wanted this painting to feel warmer (like the first days of Spring) while still working primarily with cool colors.

More Than Anything • 90x72"
More Than Anything • 90x72"

Acrylic on canvas • 2018 • Available through Slate Art Consulting

Cartagena • 60x72"
Cartagena • 60x72"

Acrylic on canvas • 2018

$5500 • AVAILABLE THROUGH GALLERY 1317 THROUGH 7/30/18

All The Best • 58x62"
All The Best • 58x62"

Acrylic on canvas • 2018 • Available through DZINE Gallery

Soonest Mended • 50x62"
Soonest Mended • 50x62"

Acrylic on canvas • Available through Barba Contemporary, Palm Springs

 

The title of this painting refers to the idiomatic saying "Least said, soonest mended" which means that a difficult situation will be resolved more quickly if there is no more discussion of it. It is also the title of a poem by John Ashbery.

The Cherry Orchard (murmuration) • 72x72"
The Cherry Orchard (murmuration) • 72x72"

Acrylic on canvas • 2018

$7500 • AVAILABLE THROUGH GALLERY 1317 THROUGH 7/30/18

Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You • 96x72"
Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You • 96x72"

Acrylic on canvas 2017 • AVAILABLE

Last Days of Methuselah • 60x48"
Last Days of Methuselah • 60x48"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • AVAILABLE

Concrete • 48x60"
Concrete • 48x60"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • Available through DZINE Gallery

"There is a very nice idea from the Gutai group, a Japanese group of artist, where they said 'When this chair degrades, it's actually the chair's revenge for being taken out of its natural state.' All of these materials, including ourselves, are constantly in a state of either growth or degradation." - Artist Sarah Sze

I have been thinking a lot lately about the transformation and breakdown of materials, specifically cement. It starts as a powder, becomes nearly indestructible when dry, but inevitably cracks over time... or sometimes quickly when water and fluctuating temperatures are introduced. Holes in roads are caused when water seeps into the pavement, freezes, and expands. Something as soft and delicate and fragile as water has the power to break the unbreakable.

Unofficial Transcript • 48x60"
Unofficial Transcript • 48x60"

Acrylic on canvas • Available through Barba Contemporary, Palm Springs

 

SFHP II • 48x60"
SFHP II • 48x60"

Acrylic on canvas • Available

December • 60x70"
December • 60x70"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • AVAILABLE

To Be Determined • 22x60"
To Be Determined • 22x60"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • AVAILABLE

Someone I Used To Know • 60x60"
Someone I Used To Know • 60x60"

Acrylic on canvas • 2018 • Available

Solstice • 60x90"
Solstice • 60x90"

Acrylic on canvas • Available through Barba Contemporary, Palm Springs

The title of this painting is intentionally left ambiguous; it is not clear whether the painting is the darkest day or lightest day of the year. My work deals with opposites and I wanted to do a very large painting that feels both warm and cold at the same time.

Attrition • 96x66"
Attrition • 96x66"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • AVAILABLE through DZINE Gallery

Saudade • 54x80"
Saudade • 54x80"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • Available through DZINE Gallery

The title for this painting refers to a "deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. It is an emotional state that can evoke happiness, excitement, and pleasure for something that has happened while simultaneously cause sadness and suffering knowing it will never happen again."

Happiness and sadness at the same time.

BCN/CDG/LAX/SAN • 72x52"
BCN/CDG/LAX/SAN • 72x52"

Acrylic on canvas • Available through Barba Contemporary, Palm Springs

The title of this painting refers to airport codes. When I was 20, I went to Europe alone. I rode trains across France and Spain, and the landscape reminded me of California. Several months later, I traveled via train from Los Angeles to San Diego. The passing scenery outside now recalled Barcelona. These parallel images of distant places lingered in my mind; I did not do the first (and smaller) version of this painting until a decade later.

Jamais noir et blanc • 60x78"
Jamais noir et blanc • 60x78"

Acrylic on canvas / 2016 / AVAILABLE

There is very little black in this painting. What you think you see as black is actually a mix of blue, brown, red, and purple.

The Mundanity of Excellence • 60x72"
The Mundanity of Excellence • 60x72"

Acrylic on canvas / 2016 / AVAILABLE

The title is from an academic article that examines excellence amongst Olympic swimmers. The author surmises that innate talent is nonexistent. Instead, excellence stems from deliberate and methodical practice. Nothing is random. The banality & repetition of the distinct dots of color in this painting reflects this concept. Furthermore, it is indicative of how I feel about being an artist and improving.

Ascetic • 60x96"
Ascetic • 60x96"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • AVAILABLE

Measuring Sand • 66x80"
Measuring Sand • 66x80"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • AVAILABLE

into the fire • 46x68"
into the fire • 46x68"

Acrylic on canvas • 2016 •AVAILABLE THROUGH SLATE ART CONSULTING

The title refers to the idiom "Out of the frying pan and into the fire" or to go from a bad situation to one that is much worse. 

4AM • 96x64"
4AM • 96x64"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • AVAILABLE through DZINE Gallery

Stratification • 64x90"
Stratification • 64x90"

Acrylic on canvas • 2016 • AVAILABLE

Stratification refers to a system or formation of layers, classes, or categories; it is the state of having many layers.

Casimir Effect • 62X84"
Casimir Effect • 62X84"

Acrylic on canvas / 2016 / AVAILABLE THROUGH SLATE ART CONSULTING

In physics, the Casimir Effect states that there is an attractive force between objects that are in proximity to each other. This painting is about feeling an inexplicable attraction to a person in their presence. 

Ship of Theseus • 84x62"
Ship of Theseus • 84x62"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • AVAILABLE

Catalyst Reaction • 72x54"
Catalyst Reaction • 72x54"

Acrylic on canvas •AVAILABLE

March • 72x72"
March • 72x72"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017

AVAILABLE THROUGH GALLERY 1317 THROUGH 7/30/18

November • 48x60"
November • 48x60"

Acrylic on canvas • 2017 • AVAILABLE through DZINE Gallery

before the moon • 58x72"
before the moon • 58x72"

Acrylic on canvas • 2016 • AVAILABLE through DZINE Gallery

The title is taken from a line in the poem XXXVIII by e.e. cummings

Invisible Cities (IV) • 36x60"
Invisible Cities (IV) • 36x60"

Acrylic on canvas / 2016 / AVAILABLE THROUGH CAPSTONE ART

SFHP (I) • 48x72"
SFHP (I) • 48x72"

Acrylic on canvas / 2016 / AVAILABLE THROUGH CAPSTONE ART, LOS GATOS

This work and its title is based on the water near my studio at San Francisco's Hunter's Point. When I started this painting, I had recently seen Monet's waterlilies in an exhibition. I bought the postcard to send to a friend. I put the postcard in my studio but never sent it. I didn't realize it at the time but the colors and brushstrokes of this painting were heavily influenced by Monet.

Complexity Theory • 40x40"
Complexity Theory • 40x40"

Acrylic on canvas / 2016 / AVAILABLE through Simone Beckett Gallery, Los Gatos

Manifestation • 60x40"
Manifestation • 60x40"

Acrylic on canvas / 2016 / AVAILABLE