About the Book
I paint large-scale abstract paintings on stained, cropped and stitched unstretched canvas. I sew the canvas panels together by machine, constructing a fundamental anatomy distinct to each work. My painting process is a full-body engagement; the movements and motifs I use become points of departure for choreography and performance. Alongside my paintings, I make smaller works on paper as a way to sample ideas. In creating both bodies of work, the paint is free to flee across the surface in rivulets; or in contrast, to soak deeply into the fabric or paper forming diluted tidelines. Employing simple tools such as string, a tack and straight edge, I draw systems of assertive overlapping circles, grids and zigzags in colored pencil. Subsequently hand-painted, the bold, geometric shapes are poised at various depths in the painted space.