Cornucopia
2016
Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"

Chapter 4: Cornucopia


Chapter 4 is inspired by Spanish Colonial Barníz de Pasto—a process using a natural resin indigenous to Colombia which was turned from its original role to mimic Chinese lacquer. Using collage as an interpretation of this practice, I paint, cut, and collage flowers from decorative objects—all researched and studied from colonial Barníz de Pasto—and place them side-by-side with drones and images of masculine figures shooting at animals and plants. I use this juxtaposition of contemporary violence and historically sourced iconography and techniques to explore a contemporary colonization of culture and the brutality inherent in it. The work invites closer scrutiny: I am interested in an aesthetic experience of beauty, however very often my work ends up depicting something horrific. As a viewer, you think you are looking at a large vase with flowers, but upon examination it becomes clear that there is violence is being enacted.

Cornucopia
2017
Ink on Tyvek
108" x 474"
Installation of Cornucopia in "Monarchs" at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. December 2017-February 2018
Cornucopia
2017
Ink on Tyvek
108" x 474"
Installation of Cornucopia in "Monarchs" at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. December 2017-February 2018
Cornucopia
2017
Ink on Tyvek
108" x 474"
Installation of Cornucopia in "Monarchs" at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. December 2017-February 2018
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Dream Map and Cornucopia
2018
Ink on Tyvek
135" x 90"
Dream Map and Cornucopia
2018
Ink on Tyvek
135" x 90"
Dream Map and Cornucopia (Detail)
2018
Ink on Tyvek
135" x 90"
Cornucopia (2)
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
80" x 160"
Cornucopia (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
80" x 160"
Cornucopia (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
80" x 160"
Cornucopia 3
2020
Ink on Tyvek
90" x 135"
Cornucopia 3 (Detail)
2020
Ink on Tyvek
90" x 135"
Cornucopia 4
2018
Ink on Tyvek
80" x 160"
Cornucopia 4 (Detail)
2018
Ink on Tyvek
80" x 160"
Cornucopia 4 (Detail)
2018
Ink on Tyvek
80" x 160"
Cornucopia with Moth
2018
Ink on Tyvek
36" x 92"
Cornucopia with Roses
2018
Ink on Tyvek
68" x 96"
Cornucopia with Yellow Flowers
2019
Ink on Tyvek
45" x 67"
Cornucopia with Pineapples
2019
Ink on Tyvek
32" x 48"
Cornucopia with Snakes
2019
Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
Cornucopia with Drones
2019
Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
Cornucopia with Birds
2020
Ink on Tyvek
40" x 60"
Cornucopia with Birds
2020
Ink on Tyvek
40" x 40"