This on-going series of drawings explores the psychoanalytic principle of Association, which explains that we are all accumulations of our own experiences, specifically those during our developmental stages spanning from childhood into our mid 20s. Each drawing functions as a portrait of a person I knew during this psychologically integral time and depicts assemblages of objects (as I currently remember them), each of which embodies a specific memory related to the subject. The therapeutic process of airing these memories by visually cataloguing them allows me to lay them out to be dissected and analyzed in order to gain a new perspective of how my relationship with each person may have affected my psychological development. By semi-anthropomorphizing these objects a silent dialogue is created throughout each composition about what can be revealed, in retrospect, about the cognitive architecture of each person as they currently exist in my memory bank.
Free Play2012 18″ x 12″ Ink on board
“Free Play” is the presentation of toys and objects that relate to childhood experiences juxtaposed with those that incapsulate and represent those of my daily adult life. The result is simultaneously autobiographical and impersonal as each object is disconnected from the memory it evokes.
Prize Puzzle (Bonus Round)2011 6.5″ x 9″ Ink on board
A further exploration of the game show set at a stage for depictions of issues (political, social and personal) that are absurd in their complexity and their inability to be solved. Surrogates for these issues intertwine and overpopulate the space to overwhelm the viewer as they overwhelm me.