University of Arkansas
The Weather Suits My Clothes
oil on canvas
Tell us about the work that you have submitted.
After coming back home from a long trip away, I wanted to explore my relationship with my house and with the environment, colors, dogs, strangers, memories and routines that accompany it.
How do you describe your work and practice?
I approach making as a means to project and preserve memories of events and emotions that are attached to the space and objects with which I am most intimate.
What motivated you to apply to the XL Catlin Art Prize?
I am excited and honored to have the opportunity, through the XL Catlin Art Prize, to be a part of a talented, dedicated and disciplined group of emerging artists.
How do you approach a new work?
I often reference mnemonic drawings that are reinterpreted and reconstituted until I get a flavorful concentrate of whatever experience and atmosphere I need. This process yields moments of intimacy, humor and personal narrative.