Collaborative Artwork

My work is focused around three essential elements: Digital Gestures, Remix Theory, and Collaboration. I have chosen to restructure my own painting practice to integrate an open workspace in my home that encourages regular, intimate visual communication via collaboratively making artwork. The works that ensue are offered here, both as a gesture to share our experience, but also to financially sustain this important practice.

Originals Only. How to purchase:

Click the link below and submit at least $45. On the following page add the title of the artwork you’d like. I will follow up with you with an ETA for delivery.

relpoH :yB

I used to think that my kids kept me from taking myself too seriously. In reality, they expose the value of fun; that I should take fun seriously. On this piece, they decided to reincorporate a mirrored vinyl sticker from a past art show to complement the stare of a mythical creature.

Size: 11” x 14”

Bristol paper, Adhesive Vinyl, Acrylic and Latex Paint, Graphite, Ink

Ti evoLi

Well, there’s Halloween, then there’s Halloween with kids; I prefer the latter. As we discuss costumes and candy, we also note that writing in mirror image is an interesting development in a child’s process of learning to write.

Size: 14” x 11”

Bristol paper, Adhesive Vinyl, Acrylic and Latex Paint, Graphite, Ink

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Attack of the Landscape

I’ve gone through phases where I just wanted to endlessly fill a space on paper with a pattern, solid color, to meditate by filling. It was a pleasing discovery to find that my daughter shares this with me. We didn’t work on this one at the same time, or even when we were in the same room. We would work on it alone, meditate and take turns.

Size: 11” x 17”

Bristol paper, Acrylic, Graphite, Ink

le bike

It’s about 7 or 8pm and we’re gathered in the workspace that used to be our living room talking about biking in the rain. The boys are eyeballing a vinyl sticker I made recently and we decide this piece is the one that exemplifies the topic of conversation.

Size: 11” x 14”

Bristol paper, Adhesive Vinyl, Acrylic and Latex Paint, Graphite, Ink

AVACADOavacado

You might be asking yourself, “Self, what is the connection between avocados and ice cream?”. It’s okay, my daughter and I had a similar lengthy conversation surrounding the aesthetic connections of an essential gesture to represent both.

Size: 11” x 17”

Bristol paper, Acrylic and Latex Paint, Graphite, Ink

Airplane Storm

My youngest son is apparently on the edge of a breakthrough. He’s become aware that the materials I hand to him aren’t just to be ground into paper aimlessly, but can be used to communicate, not just via image but expressively. Adjusting his speed and pressure in reaction to my own marks.

Size: 11” x 17”

Bristol Paper, Ink, graphite, Every Marker and Colored Pencil We Own.

Cocoon

My daughter and I have a group of images that we’ve been collaborating on. This one started from a couple of silly butterfly/caterpillar drawings and dove head first into their experience within the cocoon.

SIze: 11” x 17”

Bristol paper, Acrylic and Latex Paint, Graphite, Ink

Yeah Yeah

My daughter recently lost a particularly precious ‘snugglie’ item, affectionately called “yeah yeah”. Her favorite animal is also a sloth. This drawing was how we talked to each other about the situation of grieving her lost yeah yeah.

Size: 11” x 17”

Bristol paper, Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Ink

Mi nombré es Bob

Well, when kids draw classic images of their family, they aren’t usually communicating visually with another adult human. As we recollect some humorous circumstances and laugh at our drawings, my daughter and I expose a fairly complex family dynamic. Who is Bob?

Size: 11” x 17”

Bristol Paper, Ink, Graphite, Acrylic Paint.