The Balance Series


2015 was a challenging time for me. I lost who I was and the 2 year relationship I was in ended. I had a very difficult time coping with my 'new reality'-  I found myself in the bottom of a dark hole. Maybe the only thing that kept me going was my artwork. I dove head first into designing and making new work. I expanded upon my "Balance Series" creating new designs while still incorporating some successful elements . I chose to continue to use the oculus as a focal point with bight colors. I enjoy how playful this component has been. Now, instead of straight lines being the constant and the angles being a variable for my work I have decided to incorporate curves. This enhances and embraces the oculus more and gives a suggestive movement to the work ( which i thought was lacking). I thought I was escaping into my art and avoiding my problems. However, during the fabrication of these sculptures I confronted myself; all the hurt, all the anger, all the insecurities.... I continue to do so every day. Love is a seed it will grow if you water it.

"It's going to be okay" (2016)   *SOLD

Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint

14 ft x 5ft x 3ft

 

"Hole in my heart" (2016)

Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint

9ft 6in x 4ft 6in x 3ft

 

"UNsure" (2016)

Welded Steel with patina

12 ft x 7 ft x 3ft

 

 

 

This is the "Balance" series. In this series I try to focus on form and material more than ever.  The center oculus will capture space and create a window for the viewer to look through. We live in a society that has forgot how to enjoy our surroundings, with our faces always in a laptop or smart phone it’s difficult to be able to stop and smell roses. My hope for this work is to capture someone’s attentions long enough for them to see something unexpected through my sculpture.


"Wounded" (2016)

Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint

6ft x 24in x 22in

"Dissident" (2015)

Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint

10 ft x 30 in x 22 in


"The Path" (2015)

Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint

9ftx 30 in. x 2ft


"Steady" (2015)

Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint

11ft 6in x 6ft 4in x 2ft


"Focus II" (2015)

Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint

8ft x 2ft x 2ft


"Propensity" (2015)

Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint

8ft x 2ft x 2ft


"Hesitant" (2015)

Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint

10ft x 3ft x 3ft


"Triumph" (2015)

Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint

8ft 6in x 2ft x 2ft


"Focus" (2014)

Welded Steel and Macropoxy Paint

8ft x 3ft x 3ft