I'm obsessed, perhaps to an unhealthy degree, with organization. I respond to patterns because their organization gives me a sense of control over what I observe. I read design blogs everyday and obsess over any catalog I get in the mail that references or incorporates the patterns that somehow calm me. This realization formed the basis of my love for design, especially textiles. Attending Cranbrook Academy of Art, I was immersed in great design (Charles and Ray Eames were residents there, and it was designed by Eliel Saarinen). Ever since, it has remained a huge part of my life. It's an influence on my work that is impossible to deny. Through referencing design, my work seeks to comment on and complicate notions surrounding modern consumer culture. My paintings usurp the imagery and objects found in Ikea, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn catalogs. Their familiar visual language is recognized by the viewer, but offered in an unusual setting and format, painting them onto a canvas. The act of flattening the objects in those catalogs onto canvas takes away their practical use value, complicating and confusing the nature of the desire for the initial object. My paintings subvert the sometimes tenuous relationship between art and design, viewer and consumer. By personalizing and reifying consumer forms, it critiques the modernist notion that experts are best at designing the thing which ought to be commercialized, distributed and purchased. The goal of my work is for viewers to reconsider their relationship with design and commerce and to reappropriate the desire that those images, objects and patterns exert.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
11"x8.5" | edition of 25
14"x11" | edition of 250
22"x17" | edition of 100
40"x30" | edition of 2