Arthur N. BecVar Artist in Residence Bellarmine University 2017-2018
As an artist in residence, I've revolved my project around the stages of healing. My work portrays the body recovering from an injury from two different perspectives: on the surface and under the microscope. Imagery found in paintings are based on year of compiled research and observing in a couple of physical therapy classes at Bellarmine. The large pieces show multiple body parts in the stages of recovery from bodily injury. Each of the large paintings is accompanied by three smaller canvases that show what is happening on a cellular level. My goal is that this body of work reflects my identity as an artist. Multiples, patterns, and small spaces have been reoccurring themes in my body of work. As I've found, our bodies are also composed of multiples, patterns, and small components.