Portfolio > In Want of the World

In Want of the World is a project motivated by a longing for travel and romanticizing of places already visited. I explore the common need to transform nuanced and complex places into simplified places of fantasy. Through interviews with people who have traveled, most often far from home, I gather descriptions of various locations that maintain an important role in the interviewee's mind, even years after the initial experience. Using these interviews as a jumping-off place, I sublimate the sense of escape and fulfillment that is so often promised by travel while questioning the truth behind that promise and the images generated by that fantasy.

The Garden
Gouache, acrylic ink + spray paint on wood panel
32" x 40"
2014
The Garden, detail
Gouache, acrylic ink + spray paint on wood panel
32" x 40"
2014
Colorful sunset over cactus forest and desolate camp site
Gouache + acrylic ink on wood panel
32" x 40"
2013
Colorful sunset over cactus forest and desolate camp site
Gouache + acrylic ink on wood panel
32" x 40"
2013
Tropical flora surround an open view of a pyramid-like mountain surrounded by water.
Gouache + acrylic ink on wood panel
16" x 20"
2013
Dramatic wash of yellow sky over sweeping rural landscpape seen from high above Tintern Abbey, Wye Valley.
Gouache + acrylic ink on wood panel
16" x 20"
2012
Watery red sky hovers over a cool and bleak semi-rural environment.
Gouache + acrylic ink on wood panel
16" x 20"
2013
Colorful geometric shapes juxtopsed with watery, loose painted landscape made of gouache and ink on wood panel
Gouache + ink on wood panel
32" x 40"
2012
Fulcrum In the Ozarks, detail
Gouache + ink on wood panel
32" x 40"
2012
Colorful, watery, loose and specifically rendered landscape made of gouache and ink on wood panel
Gouache + ink on wood panel
32" x 40"
2011
Majestic So Far, detail
Gouache + ink on wood panel
32" x 40"
2011
Colorful geometric shapes juxtopsed with watery, loose painted landscape made of gouache and ink on wood panel
Gouache + ink on wood panel
32" x 40"
2011
Babymoon, detail
Gouache + ink on wood panel
32
2011