High School Portfolio

  • Self-Portrait as a Child
    Charcoal on paper, 48" x 60", 2016
    This drawing captures a distinct childhood memory. I recalled a visit to the aquarium with my father. Behind me is a compilation of my favorite fish from that day.
  • Fridge
    Charcoal on paper, 18" x 24", 2016
    In this drawing I wanted to evoke a mood or feeling. I tried to capture “hunger.” Many of these containers are empty or half-empty so that despite the multitude of options none are fully satisfying.
  • Turner's Left Ear
    Charcoal on paper, 18" x 24", 2016 
    This drawing focuses on a single distinctive facial feature. I chose to focus on my friend’s ear, arguing that our sense of hearing is equally important as our senses of seeing, smelling, and tasting.
  • Shoes
    Charcoal on paper, 18" x 24", 2016
    This drawing explores textures of different materials in a dynamic composition that works in any of four orientations. I chose a dramatic source of light to emphasize the forms.
  • Skeleton
    Charcoal on paper, 24" x 18", 2016
    For this drawing I selected a challenging pose for looking at the skeleton. Foreshortening was required for the subject to remain in proportion.
  • Contained Emotions
    Charcoal on paper, 18" x 24", 2016
    This drawing is of my father after he received the bill for my college tuition.
  • Self-Portrait
    Charcoal on paper, 48" x 60", 2016
    This companion drawing depicts the energy of new skills and ideas flowing from my head to my heart and out into the world.
  • Self-Portrait with Friends
    Digital illustration, varying dimensions, 2016
    This self-portrait depicts some of the thoughts and feelings swirling around in my head.
  • Monsters
    Digital illustration, varying dimensions, 2016
    This illustration works with variations of two colors and gradations.
  • The Lost City of Providence
    Digital illustration, varying dimensions, 2016
    This is the cover for a graphic novel I developed. I wanted to use colors that would read as dark and to contrast those with illuminated figures and buildings.