Portfolio > Leaf Forms

Leaf Forms is an ongoing body of work for me. The initial impetus for the work came from experiences and observations during my undergraduate studies, where I spend many years documenting and exploring decayed houses and building across the Arkansas delta with my camera. As an artist, the sites of these structures are visually exciting. Both the interior and exteriors are alive with textures of peeling paint, abandoned personal items, and dilapidated architecture. What I found most interesting is when I would find a structure that was completely consumed by plant growth, both inside and outside. The act of nature overtaking something man-made still resonates with me and with every unique leaf form installation I strive to achieve that same feeling. Organic, natural shapes moving and interacting with the organized, structured environment of man speaks to the duality of humanity’s state. We have the desire to control and change the world around us, yet long to return to the simplicity, harmony and inherent balance of a more natural state.

leaf forms
Mixed media on canvas, artist frame
48" x 48"
2016
leaf forms
Mixed media on wood panel, hardware
Variable
2016
leaf forms
Mixed media on wood panel, hardware
Variable
2016
leaf forms
Mixed media on wood panel, hardware
Variable
2016
Cascade
Steel and enamel
73" x 60" x 3"
2015
Spiral
Steel and enamel
112" x 73" x 3"
2015
Leaf Forms
Cut paper, enamel, hardware
Variable
2014
Leaf Forms (outside view)
Mixed media on cut paper, hardware
Variable
2014
Leaf Forms (Detail)
Mixed media on cut paper, hardware
Variable
2014