Interior/Exterior

Interior/Exterior is an unplanned, reckless, and cathartic series of self-portraits made to communicate and explore emotional states during my late teens and early twenties. Works made during my undergraduate studies at the Rhode Island School of Design were meant to be emotive, provocative and sometimes even incendiary. At this time, I used my studio practice to push boundaries, stimulating relational and emotional reactions while reserving only a minimum concern for prudence or censorship. Some of these experiments were made instinctively, fueled by anger or sorrow and in response to specific sentiments about social injustice, feelings of displacement, disempowerment, and failed romantic affairs. Yet the work was intentionally cryptic in order to promote speculation and evoke universal emotions.

 

Bust. Egg tempera polichromed porcelain. 19 x 20 x 8". Made in Providence, Rhode Island in 2007.

 

Self-Portrait after Dürer. Oil on panel. 18 x 24". Made in Providence, Rhode Island in 2007.

 

Icon. Blood on panel. 8 x 10". Made in Providence, Rhode Island in 2008.

 

Exterior No. 1. Hand-built porcelain. 7 x 5 x 6". Made in Providence, Rhode Island in 2007.

 

Cutting, sewing. Bisqueware, copper, needle, epoxy. Approximately 9 x 6 x 7". Made in Providence, Rhode Island in 2007.

 

Cutting, sewing. Oil on canvas. 36 x 50". Made in Providence, Rhode Island in 2007.

 

Poem for Arthur. Acrylic and ink on paper. 13 x 40". Made in Providence, Rhode Island in 2007.

 

Self-portrait in What Cheer Studio. Oil on canvas. 47 x 16". Made in Providence, Rhode Island in 2007.