“Tranquil Tensions” was my senior exhibition at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. I had begun to focus on non representational, minimal art. This work was informed by Agnes Martin with her subtlety, Robert Mangold’s composition, and Vincent Van Gogh for his use of color.

It was a personal study that was informed by my question of whether flaws can be intentional, and the paradox therein. I worked on small, intimate canvases and created lines with punctured holes and taut string. Some lines were set askew, while others seemed more purposed. Rather than pictorial spaces, I consider these paintings to be primarily objects due to their physicality.