reconstruct

"Reconstruct" is a body of digital collage work that focuses on personifying nature in a surreal way. 

 

Bloom Series

 

“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so f+ckin' heroic.” 
― George Carlin

While working on "Warmth" (view here) I spent many evenings practicing the complicated gestures and shapes in smaller files.

Since making these little studies available, they have since proven quite popular. In response, I have added additional new works to the series as well. 

9" x 9" pigment ink photograph. Printed on 100% cotton rag paper with a matte finish and an inherent grainy texture. Each is an edition of five. Dated and signed on verso.

 


"Cat's Cradle" 

A revolving loop of free will. 

12" by 12" digital collage printed on 100% cotton rag paper with a matte finish and an inherent grainy texture. Edition of five. Dated and signed on verso. 


"Never Ashamed" 

From the vulnerability, I cultivate my success. From the old me to the new me. My flaws remain, and so my strength. 

12" x 12" print (with a 1/2" border) on 100% cotton rag paper with a matte finish and an inherent grainy texture. Edition of five. Dated and signed on verso. 


"The Dancers" 

“Some things are more precious because they don't last long.” 
― Oscar Wilde

Open edition artwork available on Society6 for a limited time. 


"Miss Disquietude"

The beautiful and sometimes turbulent mind. (Possibly a self-portrait.) 

16" x 20" digital collage printed on 100% cotton rag paper with a matte finish and an inherent grainy texture. Edition of five. Dated and signed on verso. 


"This Is Your Life" 

What's once been broken, often builds the best foundation.

16" x 20" digital collage print on 100% cotton rag paper with a matte finish and an inherent grainy texture. Edition of five. Dated and signed on verso. 

 


"Gilded Cage" 

Of her own making. 

20" x 20" digital collage printed on 100% cotton rag paper with a matte finish and an inherent grainy texture. Edition of five. Dated and signed on verso. 

 


"Wishing Ghost I" & "Wishing Ghost II"

This burden is weightless. 

12" x 12" digital collage printed on 100% cotton rag paper with a matte finish and an inherent grainy texture. Edition of five each. Dated and signed on verso. 


"Fortified" 

The uncompromising self.

16" x 20" digital collage printed on 100% cotton rag paper with a matte finish and an inherent grainy texture. Edition of five. Dated and signed on verso. 

 


"Commoditize" 

In the late 17th century, we craved status as much as we desire it today. 

During the Dutch's "Tulip Mania," the preferred status symbol revolved around a diseased tulip bulb which produced a rare fleckered and flared petal. 

The tulip, being a recent import to the Netherlands at the time, had a high demand, and as such a higher resale value. Therefore cutting the bloom for display was the extreme of extravagance, even the richest would often be unwilling to risk such an investment. 

And so a commission of a still life painting, with the most expensive of tulips blooming within the depicted bouquet, became a secondary market in of itself. 

In the early 21st century, we still crave status, as much as we desired it before. 

This image is not for sale, but may be made available for display or requested for use in publications.