Cardinal 2017

(2017) Painting. Exhibited at Seattle Art Fair, Out of Sight, Seattle WA. 

 

This painting is a further step in the direction of building my own painting surfaces. For many years I have been building the frames my paintings go on to, and for some time I have wanted to create an asymmetrical frame to better follow the shape of my works. This is the first true venture into this new idea. This involved more than twenty individual parts, both glued and nailed together. Once the frame and surface had been built, sanded, and primed, I then placed the already created vinyl sticker onto the surface of the wood frame. The vinyl sticker had been gradually developed over the previous three years, incorporating both adhesive vinyl, acrylic paint and block print. This is probably not the most efficient way to create this work and in the future I plan to build the frame first then make the painting/mixed media work on the surface. It was very stressful affixing the premade vinyl sticker to the already built frame, there was absolutely no margin for error. With each work, new lessons are learned. I absolutely love how this piece turned out in the end. This work has since been sold.

 

Listen 2015 film

(2015) Short film (Related project with Mother Film and Performance

Listen is meant to show the feeling of isolation that can be felt when dealing with a loved one’s mental illness. 
Listen is part of an ongoing investigation in creating work for my schizophrenic mother. Footage from Listen has been meshed with footage from the 2013 performance Mother for you I made this.

 

Collaborators credits:
Filmed by Ryan Adams, Jacob Rosen and Doug Arney
Sound by Paurl Walsh
Edited by Doug Arney. 
Concept and performance by Ezra Dickinson. 

 

Screenings:
(2016) Film Installation in exhibition The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human. ArtEast, Issaquah WA.
(2015) Film Installation. The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human exhibition, City Hall, Seattle WA (premiere)