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When I was seven my Dad brought home our first computer and I began making digital drawings. First I used Kid Pix and Microsoft Paint then upgraded to Photoshop and Corel Painter. I have a box full of drawings made with crayon and marker tucked away in my parents’ garage, yet only one of these digital drawings remains an image that was printed out and glued inside a my third grade report about harp seals.

Gradient Fill reaches into the past and imagines what might have been saved. Using contemporary paint programs I mimic my younger self and quickly draw glowing squiggles or test out the rainbow-hued brushes within Photoshop and Corel Painter. Layer by layer, I transfer these drawings to paper by hand in a laborious attempt to save them from digital obsolescence.

Gradient Fill
Installation view
2015
Gradient Fill
Installation view
2015
Gradient String
Etching
8.5"x11"
2015
Piano Keys
Etching
8.5"x11"
2015
Tarmac with Drop Shadow
Etching
8.5"x11"
2015
Pixel Spray, Worn Jitter Marker, and Gradient Flat Brush
Monotype, silkscreen and marker on paper
40"x32"
2014
Pixel String, Spring Cobweb, and Gradient Fill
Ballpoint pen, Gesso, and Monotype on Paper
40"x32"
2014
Mechanical Pencil with Hue/Saturation/Value Jitter and Fiery Neon Flat Brush
Silkscreen, Acrylic, Ballpoint Pen, and Pastel on Paper
40"x32"
2015
Hard Mechanical Round
Acrylic on Paper
40"x32"
2015
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Lithograph
22"x30"
2014
Jenny Harp
Monoprint (silkscreen and inkjet) and hand work
32"x40"
2014
Detail, Acrylic, silkscreen on paper, wheat paste
2014
Acrylic, silkscreen on paper, wheatpaste
20'x10'
2014