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On February 16th, 2013 I decided to give myself a challenge. A challenge to physically and mentally force myself to think about my work and the process of the works’ production in a different manner. The challenge guidelines were simple. Make thirty pieces of Art in thirty days, no exceptions or excuses.
The thirty collages that I created from the challenge are meant to act as “preliminary sketches” that will in the near future become a charcoal drawing, then result in an oil painting; altered slightly from step to step from its original context. I decided to take this approach to create a new and fresh body of work, and depart from my previous work and process. The collages themselves begin to take on a new appearance, where I construct new forms from found images. Within the collages, I create abstracted realities and place forms from nature and insert them into new environments.
I chose to show these preliminary sketches because I find fascination with how each individual artist works, and how each artist has a unique process behind their approach to art making. An artist’s studio, and their “raw research” tend to be private and their studio space becomes sacred. Typically a viewer is only allowed to see the artists finished product that has been perfected and polished intended to be seen by many; but today I have chosen to let the raw qualities of my process be exposed.

Molting Soul Case
Gouache, pencil, found images
2017
My Favorite Secret
Gouache, pencil, found images
2013
I Can Tell You What They Say In Space
Gouache, pencil, found images
2013
Even Demons Fart
Gouache, pencil, found images
2013
The Comfort Teat
found images
10" x 6"
2013
Blood Brothers and Wiener Cousins
found images
10.5" x 8"
2013
Bruising Barney
found images
7" x 7.5"
2013
Day 30
found images
13" x 11"
2013
Day 29
found images
15.5" x 9"
2013
Day 28
found images
14" x 8.5"
2013
Day 27
found images
10" x 5.5"
2013
Day 26
found images
8" x 7"
2013
Day 25
found images
15" x 8"
2013
Day 22
found images
17.5" x 9.5"
2013
Day 21
found images
9.5" x 7"
2013
Day 20
found images
10.5" x 9"
2013
Day 19
found images
12" x 8"
2013
Day 18
found images
10" x 9.5"
2013
Day 17
found images
12.5" x 8"
2013
Day 16
found images
9.5" x 9"
2013
Day 15
found images
9" x 7"
2013
Day 14
found images
10.5" x 6.5"
2013
Day 13
found images
14.5" x 12"
2013
Day 12
found images
10" x 6.5"
2013
Day 11
found images
10" x 13.5"
2013
Day 9
found images
7" x 7.5"
2013
Day 8
found images
10.5" x 8.5"
2013
Day 7
found images
9" x 6.5"
2013
Day 6
found images
5" x 7"
2013
Day 5
found images
7.5" x 7.5"
2013
Day 4
found images
6.5" x 6.5"
2013
Day 3
found images
9" x 7.5"
2013
Day 2
found images
6.5" x 6.5"
2013
Day 1
found images
8" x 7.5"
2013