Leftovers: The Last Streetcar Sites, 2018  I have spent the last year working in the archives of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, seeking out the remaining locations of various sites pertaining to the now obliterated  transit system. These 39 watercolor collages chronicle the only locations that remain today.

Leftovers: The Last Streetcar Sites, 2018
I have spent the last year working in the archives of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, seeking out the remaining locations of various sites pertaining to the now obliterated  transit system. These 39 watercolor collages chronicle the only locations that remain today.

  Puerto Rico, 2017  In March of 2017 I was able to visit Levittown, Puerto Rico and was inspired by the vibrancy of the homes there. Closer than their mainland counterparts to their original iterations, this planned housing community teleported midcentury design while being peppered with current automobiles and references to contemporary life.

Puerto Rico, 2017
In March of 2017 I was able to visit Levittown, Puerto Rico and was inspired by the vibrancy of the homes there. Closer than their mainland counterparts to their original iterations, this planned housing community teleported midcentury design while being peppered with current automobiles and references to contemporary life.

  Signs, 2017  This series of watercolor collages developed after a visit to Las Vegas, NV and a reading of the architectural classic, "Learning from Las Vegas" by Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi. Inspired by midcentury Googie design this series is a fusion of collage and wallpaper design elements

Signs, 2017
This series of watercolor collages developed after a visit to Las Vegas, NV and a reading of the architectural classic, "Learning from Las Vegas" by Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi. Inspired by midcentury Googie design this series is a fusion of collage and wallpaper design elements

  Big Five, 2017  Selected from Forbes 2016 List of the top grossing franchises, the oil paintings in this series combine pattern and corporate architecture to highlight the similarities in these familiar structures. They function as an update of the 2016 Franchises series showcasing the most common free standing style of each of these chains in 2017.

Big Five, 2017
Selected from Forbes 2016 List of the top grossing franchises, the oil paintings in this series combine pattern and corporate architecture to highlight the similarities in these familiar structures. They function as an update of the 2016 Franchises series showcasing the most common free standing style of each of these chains in 2017.

  Franchises, 2016  A series of drawings of American fast food chains; some of the works depict the first of their kind, others the most typical. The drawings address the American obsession with the hyperreal and our celebration for the sign of something over the real thing. Pediments, cupolas and clapboard sides attached to stucco boxes symbolize the American tendency to deceive ourselves in the hopes of feeling better.

Franchises, 2016
A series of drawings of American fast food chains; some of the works depict the first of their kind, others the most typical. The drawings address the American obsession with the hyperreal and our celebration for the sign of something over the real thing. Pediments, cupolas and clapboard sides attached to stucco boxes symbolize the American tendency to deceive ourselves in the hopes of feeling better.

  Gatekeepers, 2016  A paper model of the iconic Howard Johnson's Gatekeeper building designed, flattened, printed and painted in multiple. Each model can be cut apart and assembled to form a 3-D miniature of the building once plentiful and now in 2016 all but deleted from the American landscape.

Gatekeepers, 2016
A paper model of the iconic Howard Johnson's Gatekeeper building designed, flattened, printed and painted in multiple. Each model can be cut apart and assembled to form a 3-D miniature of the building once plentiful and now in 2016 all but deleted from the American landscape.

  The Borscht Belt, 2015  Beginning in the 1940s a string of resorts cropped up in the Catskills Mountain region of New York state. Known affectionately as "the Borscht Belt", these hotels catered to American Jews who, looking both to assimilate and gather as a tribe, converged on upstate NY for summer holidays. This series contrasts promotional postcards from that era with contemporary photographs gathered from the resort ruins today.      

The Borscht Belt, 2015
Beginning in the 1940s a string of resorts cropped up in the Catskills Mountain region of New York state. Known affectionately as "the Borscht Belt", these hotels catered to American Jews who, looking both to assimilate and gather as a tribe, converged on upstate NY for summer holidays. This series contrasts promotional postcards from that era with contemporary photographs gathered from the resort ruins today.

 

 

  Dream House, 2013-5  A series of paintings inspired by the planned tract housing suburbs of Levittown, NY, Levittown, PA, Willingboro, NJ (formally Levittown) and Levittown, Puerto Rico. Between 1947 and the early 1970s, the Levitt brothers developers built more than 140,000 houses. At the height of construction, the Levitt brothers built a house every sixteen minutes. These homes were the first affordable middle class housing option for many GIs returning from WWII. These painting combine period photos with contemporary ones revealing adaptations of a place over time. Floral patterns based on period wallpaper evoke the machine made personalization of the midcentury.

Dream House, 2013-5
A series of paintings inspired by the planned tract housing suburbs of Levittown, NY, Levittown, PA, Willingboro, NJ (formally Levittown) and Levittown, Puerto Rico. Between 1947 and the early 1970s, the Levitt brothers developers built more than 140,000 houses. At the height of construction, the Levitt brothers built a house every sixteen minutes. These homes were the first affordable middle class housing option for many GIs returning from WWII. These painting combine period photos with contemporary ones revealing adaptations of a place over time. Floral patterns based on period wallpaper evoke the machine made personalization of the midcentury.

  New Year, New You, 2014-5   A poem for the new year: All Comet Dawn Fantastiq Fabulouso Ivory Dove Cascade Irish Spring Tide Surf Caress Glisten Sunlight Bounce Pledge Method Resolve Lifebuoy Gain Cheer Shout Joy

New Year, New You, 2014-5

A poem for the new year:
All Comet Dawn
Fantastiq Fabulouso
Ivory Dove Cascade
Irish Spring Tide Surf
Caress Glisten Sunlight Bounce
Pledge Method Resolve Lifebuoy
Gain Cheer
Shout Joy