Stop by Rala for First Friday to see my newest work.
323 Union Ave Knoxville, TN 37902
Opening Mach 7 from 6-9pm
I'm really excited about these pieces, inspired by some of my favorite things. All work is hand-painted and drawn on reclaimed wood with spray paint, acrylic, marker, and paint pens.
If you can't make it this Friday, don't worry! It will be on display until Sunday, March 30.
Here is my artist statement for this show:
Driving from Knoxville to the Smoky Mountains, there are hand-written signs on the side of the road that read "Boiled P-nuts" and "Walking Stick World." I've pulled over to buy the peanuts from the back of a trailer and admired a row of bears carved out of tree trunks nearby. Later I hike and feel a connection to the heritage of this area, and also yearn for a little more.
Back in Knoxville, there are hand-painted signs all over, my favorites being an ice-cream cone and miniature football players holding up a giant hoagie. I go square dancing and watch hipsters dance with silver-haired sweethearts.
And then there is this other side of things. I drive around singing the lyrics of catchy pop songs and follow some of the world's most famous fashion designers on Instagram.
Some artists use innovation as their driving force while others have tradition in mind. Some people paint a sign without thinking too much about anything at all. Through my artwork, I give a nod to what is esteemed today while delving deeper into the rich heritage of The South.