During the Summer of 2019 I took part in a six-week international academic residency in Puebla, Mexico wherein removed from my daily patterns and habits, I was able to explore and broaden the limits of my art practice. Employing the mediums of painting and collage I produced a series of 115 works on paper aimed at rupturing the formal foundation of a previous series of paintings.
Inspired by childhood memories of cloud watching and playing with blocks I construct my paintings and works on paper with organic and geometric forms set within ambiguous spaces. Utilizing positive and negative space I negotiate proportions between shapes and color in order to imbue each piece with a “weightless” quality. Now back in my Brooklyn-based studio the original series of collages made during my time abroad provide me with a road map as I venture to explore and expand a series of abstract paintings.