Two-Faced Anxiety Monster

Images curtesy of Manneq Art

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Two-Faced Anxiety Monster
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Two-Faced Anxiety Monster
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Two Faced Anxiety Monsterwas inspired by a two-sided mask I made in 2016 called Beauty Shop and a childhood art therapy exercise given to my six-year-old niece. Her assignment was to imagine her worry as a monster and draw a picture of it. MY Two-Faced Anxiety Monsterwas made using fake fur, pipe-cleaners, yarn, hand-painted acrylic nails & glasses from the dollar store. I used repetitive motions such as knotting, hand-crocheting and stitching to construct the piece. 

Caged

Location Shoot - San Diego
Location Shoot - San Diego
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Location Shoot - Jamul, CA
Location Shoot - Jamul, CA
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Location Shoot -Jamul
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Location Shoot - San Diego
Location Shoot - San Diego
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Location Shoot - San Diego
Location Shoot - San Diego
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Location Shoot - Jamul
Location Shoot - Jamul
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This series of experimental location photos is still in process. Made of ripped cotton quilting fabrics that have been braided and sewn together and then hardened with resin, the piece will continue to change as it ages and settles.

Idealized Performance: Series

Cracked
Cracked

Mixed Media plaster face cast, hand-painted, beaded and finished with resin. Product dimensions: 8"(W) x 10"(H) x 1.5" (D)

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Cracked Detail
Cracked Detail

Mixed Media plaster face cast, hand-painted, beaded and finished with resin. Product dimensions: 8"(W) x 10"(H) x 1.5" (D)

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Fame
Fame

Mixed Media resin face cast with glitter and rhinestones on panel finished with resin. This piece features a hidden painting on the back. Product dimensions: 8"(W) x 10"(H) x 1.5" (D)

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Dramatic Dominance
Dramatic Dominance

Mixed Media plaster and beading on panel finished with resin. This piece features a hidden painting on the back. Product dimensions: 8"(W) x 10"(H) x 1.5" (D)

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What He Claims He Is
What He Claims He Is

Mixed Media plaster face cast, acrylic paint and rocks on panel.

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What He Claims He Is
What He Claims He Is

Mixed Media plaster face cast, acrylic paint and rocks on panel.

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As with most of my work the “Idealized Performance Series” is based in self portraiture. Each of the underlying plaster, resin or paper forms is made using a lifecast of my own face. The title for this ongoing series, along with many of the individual titles for each work, is taken from sociologist Erving Goffman's seminal work "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.” 

Abstract Works

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Untitled 1
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Untitled 2
Untitled 2
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Untitled 1
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Untitled 2
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My abstract works are made using acrylic paints and mediums along with other mixed media materials. During my time in graduate school I became invested in material exploration, making acrylic skins, mixed media acrylic fiber art and more. These painting involved layer after layer of active painting, drips and controlled pours.

"The Spectator" from the Bodies in Motion exhibit

at the Chico Art Center

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"The Spectator"
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"The Spectator" on display at the Bodies in Motion exhibit at the Chico Art Center in Northern California Spring 2018. See also 2017 work for ManneqArt Photos.