Now > Looks Like Grit, Smells Like Chocolate

In The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan characterizes the American processed food industry as “The triumph of industrial thinking over the logic of evolution”. I have been considering this line as I walk the streets of my 'hood: Here raw pork becomes smoked sausage; over there, infinite Chicken McNuggets are turned out 24/7. Here I am surrounded by raw material-- trucked and trained in, broken down into its smallest components, re-constituted, transmogrified, rebuilt, and transformed--into shiny, packaged and consumable, cultural commodity.

Meat, Paint, Body;
Inside,Outside; Fragmentation.

MeatPaintMorphed-scraps
Industrial vernacular
Digitalia; scraps of studio.

Paint.
Spatial dichotomy
Optical contradiction
Cognitive
dissonance.


Big Boi -detail 
2014
oil on canvas
60" X 48"
Untitled (TJX1)
Oil, digital print, on canvas
48" X 48"
2013
Untitled (TJX1)-detail
Oil, digital print, on canvas
48" X 48"
2013
Untitled (TJX1)-detail2
Oil, digital print, on canvas
48" X 48"
2013
Untitled (TJX2)
Oil, digital print, on canvas
48" X 48"
2013
Untitled (TJX2)-detail
Oil, digital print, on canvas
48" X 48"
2013
Untitled (TJX2)-detail2
Oil, digital print, on canvas
48" X 48"
2013
Freefall
Oil, digital print, on canvas
48" X 60"
2013
Freefall-detail1
Oil, digital print, on canvas
48" X 60"
2013
Freefall-detail2
Oil, digital print, on canvas
48" X 60"
2013
Morph6
ink and brush on digital print
36" X 48"
2012
photo of painting cognitve dissonance
Oil, acrylic, collage on Digital Print
36" X 48"
2012
Morph1
Oil, acrylic, collage on Digital Print 2008-2012
36" X 48"
Morph2
Digital Print
36" X 48"
2010