These 3D paintings present the objective of pursuit, utilizing a distinct visual vocabulary to create an unattainable space: architectural references such as staircases, the color blue, and recycled art materials. Drawing upon architecture’s symbolic connotations, abstracted staircases direct the viewer skywards. Disjoined and spatially incongruous, these staircases would be almost impossible to climb.
Rebecca Solnit wrote, blue is “the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in,” a place “where you are not and where you can never go.” This series utilizes the color blue to reinforce the never-ending nature of ambition. Just as the blue-space ceases to be blue upon arrival, to perpetually pursue is to immediately replace one goal with another upon its accomplishment.
Upland, 2019. Oil on panel, 46 x 39.25 x 3.5 in. Sold.
Upland, Portal (Acrophobia)
Upland Portal (Acrophobia), Oil and charcoal on panel, 22 x 19.5 x 4 in. For sale: $700.
Vertigo II, Oil, molding paste, graphite, and recycled paint on 3D panel, 26 x 18 x 2.5 in. Sold.
The Farther, Oil, acrylic, recycled paint scraps, molding paste, & graphite on 3D panel,
50 x 55.5 x 7 in. For sale: $4,000.
Climb, Oil, recycled paint & charcoal, charcoal & molding paste on 3D panel, 76 x 67 x 7 in. Collection of UNC Asheville.
No Summit, Oil, graphite, & molding paste on 3D panel , 38 x 75 x 7 in. Sold.
Perpetual Ascent, Oil on 3D panel, 46 x 48 x 7 in. Collection of UNC Asheville.
Strive, Oil, graphite, & molding paste on 3D panel, 48 x 30 x 7 in. Collection of the UNC Asheville Honors Program, Laurel Forum.
Ambitions, Oil, graphite, & molding paste on panel, 56 x 60 x 3.5 in. For sale: $1,000.
Land of the Above
Land of the Above, Oil, molding paste, & graphite on 3D panel, 40 x 27 x 26 in. For sale: $1,750.
Ambitions Window I, Oil, molding paste, and graphite on 3D panel,
13.5 x 12.75 x 3.5 in. For sale: $150.
Skyscape, Oil on 3D panel, 30 x 30 x 3.5 in. Sold.
Process Study II
"Process Study II,"
Oil & paint scraps on 3D panel,
22" x 20" x 2.5." For sale: $250.
Installation shot from Solo Exhibition, Perpetual Pursuit at UNC Asheville.
"Bluespace Installation. Oil, acrylic, recycled paint, graphite, and molding paste on 3D panel. 35 x 50 x 3.5 in. Sold.
Waterscape, Oil on 3D panel, 30 x 30 x 3.5 in. Sold.