Millennial Home & Garden
“Millennial Home and Garden” investigates domestic and natural miracles and disasters through the twinned motifs of the garden and singers. The images are from rock and roll album covers, 70’s Christian music acts, photo snapshots, my own backyard, and inner visions. The work both questions and reveres issues of piety and personhood, family dynamics, and notions of heaven and hell.
Materials and processes also matter greatly to me. The works from “Millennial Home and Garden” are on wood panels, many of which I have tinted to a golden finish. These pieces are part of an artistic conversation with European devotional panels from 500 years ago. The paint I use is casein, a milk-based paint that resembles tempera, but has the added ability to be applied thickly, thinly, in glazes, or in bold flats.