Something I took for granted over the course of my undergraduate career is how different the work you make is when fueled by a community. Often, the reality of the world you are thrust out upon graduation is very different from the environment that a studio art program fosters. I’m lucky to count one of… Continue reading Art in unconventional spaces
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hanging my art again at Yeast Nashville! For the month of April, I will be showing my 27 Club Icon paintings based on my medieval art history research project. If you’re local you should pop in and get a kolache from some of the nicest people you’ll ever… Continue reading April Artist at Yeast Nashville
Hello World, Thanks for stopping by. I have a confession. I’m a little obsessed with glass plate negatives. I’ve started scouring flea markets, antique shops, and Ebay in the hopes of finding interesting and visually appealing glass plates. I love an excuse to do a little research and peak into what someone thought was important to… Continue reading Glass Plates and Family Photographs
Well the semester is coming to a close and I’ve been neglecting updates here. I’m still recovering from my trip to London, or should I say mourning my return to the States. I finished work on my icon paintings and promptly had to prepare for my presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at Austin Peay… Continue reading Still the worst blogger, but a good student!
During my research one of the traditional methods to gesso wood and the linen mounted on the wood was to use animal glue. While I’m not attaching linen on top of the wood I wanted to create a surface for the paint to adhere to the wood. I decided that I wanted to try using… Continue reading Gelatin as gessso
I’m working on a project for school creating contemporary versions of Byzantine and Russian Orthodox Icons. I’ve been researching extensively the historical methods that these icons were created using tempera paint on wood with gold gilding. While I will not be using the exact methods that these works of art were made with I am… Continue reading Modern Icons
I’d like to share images with you that I recently took visiting the Gander Memorial Grove on Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. I have driven past this memorial a number of times while living in the area, but have been personally impacted by this memorial. I was showing my work at an art festival in Virginia last… Continue reading Gander Memorial Grove