2011 - present
In 1964, Bruce Glaser conducted an interview with Donald Judd and Frank Stella that spotlighted a major disagreement between the two artists: Judd asserted that Stella’s aluminum paintings were like slabs while Stella insisted, because he only painted the surfaces and not the sides, they were paintings. Their conflict serves as a metaphor for the series Build, which moves my narrative of the built environment towards the specific material problems of painting. How do you build (with) a painting? Panel becomes brick and pigment becomes mortar.
First image: pre-stretched canvases and house paint, 11"x168"x14"
Next three images: automotive paint and air dry clay, dimensions vary
Last image: automotive paint and pigmented epoxy, 16"x25"