Solo Murals + Installations

 
 

moose the cat, 2018

Commission for unFURgettable Pet Resort and Spa, Hanover MA

This pet portrait was commissioned as a gift for the wife and co-owner of unFURgettable, a brand new pet resort in Hanover MA. This installation is located in the spa’s cat room.


 
 

patrick the bearded collie, 2018

Commission for unFURgettable Pet Resort and Spa, Hanover MA

This pet portrait was commissioned as a gift for the mother and business partner of unFURgettable, a brand new pet resort in Hanover MA. This installation is located by the entrance to the dog room, and can be seen from the entrance.


woven wall, 2018

My apartment, Cranston RI

This scaled up pattern from an historic reference of Tongan war clubs conjurs the warrior spirit of Pacific cultures. I have the same pattern tattooed on my thigh; in echoing the art on my body, this mural has become a declaration of my domain, my islander heritage, myself as a modern-day warrior, and pan-Pacific identity.


kodokai logo, 2018

Commission for Kodokai Dojo, North Smithfield RI

This design embodies zanshin, a central concept to Motobu Udundi (Okinawan Palace Hand). The tentacles are positioned to indicate that some have recently struck and are preparing to strike again, others are mid-strike, and the ones not in use are still pointed at the opponent.


so pretty it hurts, 2017

Punto Urban Art Museum, Salem MA | First Place Winner, Juried competition of 20 local artists

The third painting in my cat mural series features the genetic mess that is my stepmother’s adopted Persian. The title references selective breeding, the answer to viewer's most frequent question "What's wrong with that cat?" As a joke, I wanted the elegance of the painting to contradict the ugliness of the subject. 


seeker of the forbidden sandwich, 2017

Salem Mural Slam, Salem MA

This extreme close-up of a cat's face can be interpreted widely as shocked, desperate, or accusatory. A relatable and dramatic narrative provided by the title "Seeker of the Forbidden Sandwich" paired with the facial expression and use of heightened colors, all work together to reference classic horror movie posters. Photo credit: Kathy Fredrickson


bodhisattva bernie, 2017

Red Fence Gallery, Beverly MA

The calming company of my cat has been, for me, one of few respites in these past several months of political turbulence. While my days might be full of stress about political threats to my personal well-being and the well-being of others, the sound of purring unfailingly quiets my anxieties and anchors me in the present. This painting of my personal zen master is an offering of a daily moment of peace to the residents of Beverly.  Red Fence Gallery is a project of Beverly Arts District. Photo credit: Bob Packert

 
 

octopus, 2016

Deck mural, stain on wood. Private commission. 


rats, bats, pigeons, 2014

An ephemeral installation dedicated to Atlantic Mills, where I had a studio space for five years. Atlantic Mills was an industrial era textile mill. It's still a functioning factory which also houses several businesses. 

I created a stencil inspired by the wallpaper pattern from the walls in her studio, modified to reflect the fauna of the mill: rats, bats, and pigeons. The stencil was painted in charcoal onto the sidewalk directly in front of the mill. Over the course of just a few days, the installation was slowly removed from foot traffic, and finally from rainfall. The temporality of this installation was meant to reflect the living history of the historic building. 


apothecary, 2011

This collection started as a response to a loved one who suggested that we collect gross things instead of spices in our spice jars. Over the next few years I collected jars full of about 400 mantid nymphs that died soon after I hatched them, dragonfly wings, the exoskeleton of my rose hair tarantula that I kept in high school, and four years' worth of finger and toenail clippings. It became an exercise in looking closely and incorporating nature into my environment. In a way, the jars also became a memorial.