Expressly Crude Gallery


I opt for smaller works because I find they allow me to make concise and somewhat complete/coherent statements that represent how I am feeling when I sit down to begin the creative process on any given day.

In terms of materials, I usually begin with a monoprinted acrylic base which I then add layers to using markers, wax crayons, inks and pencils, typically though not exclusively through a variety of stencils (both commercially available as well as those I've handcut). I also collage when an opportunity for dimension presents itself. I rely heavily on found materials for incorporation into pieces, whether as conduits for a unique texture or effect or as part of the final pieces themselves. I use a variety of papers to create pieces - from cardstock and copy paper to pages torn from junk mail, old atlases and books found in garage sales, library book sales and garbage cans. I am constantly on the lookout for anything that can make a statement (either whole or in some repurposed form).