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These works are a play between structure, both the organic and man-made type, and consciousness. The paintings were made from numerous visits to the neighborhoods of each of the homes and studios I occupied over the past ten years in Oakland, California. They were intended as a remedy to what I find limiting, banal and mundane about contemporary American cities. As a result, these small colorful gouache paintings invite the viewer to explore urban spaces in an intuitive, undefined, and fantastical manner.

water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache + colored pencil on paper
9" x 12"
2006
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache + colored pencil on paper
9" x 12"
2006
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache, colored pencil + spray paint on paper
9" x 12"
2006
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache on paper
9" x 12"
2006
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache + graphite on paper
9" x 12"
2006
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache + spray paint on paper
9" x 12"
2006