City environments are places I enjoy spending time observing shapes. Urban areas offer a variety of visual forms such as angles, lines, flat planes, and patterned surfaces. Often times these physical elements are not perfectly straight, even, or without imperfections. These occurrences are not necessarily obvious, but they are present and contribute to the way urban environments are perceived, visually recognized, and understood.
In my studio art practices, I approach art making as a means of building and constructing. Shapes such as lines, squares, rectangles, triangles, and curves are recognizable and are conducive to conveying volume, space, and mass. Textures referencing materials such as wood and rough surfaces add a dimension of physicality. Through abstractly working with these visual elements it is my desire to gain an orientation and contextualize one’s existence and place.