Fixation Vocalization 1
Fixation Vocalization 1

Relief prints, litho crayon, gloss varnish on 18"x18" birch panel. 2016

Fixation Vocalization 2
Fixation Vocalization 2

Acrylic and relief prints on wood panel, 11”x14”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 19
Fixation Vocalization 19

Acrylic, relief prints, and raku fired stoneware on wood panel, 5”x5”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 20
Fixation Vocalization 20

Acrylic, relief prints, and raku fired stoneware on wood panel, 8”x10”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 30
Fixation Vocalization 30

Acrylic, relief prints, thread, and fabric on wood panel, 6”x20”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 29
Fixation Vocalization 29

Acrylic, relief prints, and stoneware on wood panel, 5”x7”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 26
Fixation Vocalization 26

Acrylic, relief prints, and screen print on wood panel, 6”x12”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 25
Fixation Vocalization 25

Acrylic, relief prints, and plastic on wood panel, 3”x5”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 31
Fixation Vocalization 31

Acrylic, relief prints, and stoneware on wood panel, 10”x8”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 32
Fixation Vocalization 32

Acrylic, relief prints, thread, and fabric on wood panel, 5”x7”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 33
Fixation Vocalization 33

Acrylic, relief prints, and vinyl on wood panel, 20”x24”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 35
Fixation Vocalization 35

Acrylic, relief prints, fiber, and wood fired stoneware on wood panel, 10”x20”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 36
Fixation Vocalization 36

Raku fired ceramic, ashes, acrylic, and relief prints on wood panel, 8"x10", 2016

Fixation Vocalization 21
Fixation Vocalization 21

Acrylic, relief prints, thread, and fabric on wood panel, 5”x6”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 23
Fixation Vocalization 23

Acrylic, relief prints, and screen print on wood panel, 12”x6”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 37
Fixation Vocalization 37

Raku fired ceramic, ashes, acrylic, and relief prints on wood panel, 6"x12", 2016

Fixation Vocalization 39
Fixation Vocalization 39

Acrylic and relief prints on wood panel, 3"x5", 2016

Fixation Vocalization 40
Fixation Vocalization 40

Acrylic, relief prints, fabric, and thread on wood panel, 12”x18”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 27
Fixation Vocalization 27

Acrylic and relief prints on wood panel, 3"x5", 2016

Fixation Vocalization #3
Fixation Vocalization #3

Acrylic, relief prints, and screen print on wood panel, 2016

Fixation Vocalization #4
Fixation Vocalization #4

Acrylic, relief prints, and screen print on wood panel, 6”x4”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 24
Fixation Vocalization 24

Acrylic, relief prints, thread, fabric, and plastic on wood panel, 11”x14”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 5
Fixation Vocalization 5

Acrylic, relief prints, and screen print on wood panel, 4”x6”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 6
Fixation Vocalization 6

Acrylic, relief prints, and screen print on wood panel, 12”x6”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 11
Fixation Vocalization 11

Acrylic, relief prints, thread, and fabric on wood panel, 6”x12”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 7
Fixation Vocalization 7

Acrylic, relief prints, and thread on wood panel, 6”x4”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 14
Fixation Vocalization 14

Acrylic, relief prints, thread, and fabric on wood panel, 4”x6”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 8
Fixation Vocalization 8

Acrylic, relief prints, collage, and thread on wood panel, 10”x10”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 10
Fixation Vocalization 10

Acrylic, relief prints, and screen print on wood panel, 10”x10”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 15
Fixation Vocalization 15

Acrylic, relief prints, thread, and glazed stoneware on wood panel, 12”x6”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 9
Fixation Vocalization 9

Acrylic, relief prints, and collage on wood panel, 10”x10”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 28
Fixation Vocalization 28

Acrylic and relief prints on wood panel, 7”x5”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization 16
Fixation Vocalization 16

Acrylic, relief prints, thread, and fabric on wood panel, 10”x10”, 2016

Fixation Vocalization Installation
Fixation Vocalization Installation

Dimensions variable, installation view. [Includes sound element]

Statement for Fixation Vocalization Series

The mouth is a dominant symbol in my work. In my “Fixation Vocalization” series I am embracing the

mouth’s function as a communicator and an expeller of waste (be it a fluid waste or audible waste). These mouths

are gaping, yelling and talking all at once. The overlapping and layering of fiber, ceramic, paint, prints and sound

elements are creating a fight for dominance in the conversation. The variation in the depth of the panels, the way

they are clustered together, and the soft and hard sculptural mouths protruding into the viewer’s space are all

meant to enhance this feeling.

My use of garish colors creates a grotesque and overwhelming visual that is still pleasing enough to the

eye that you want to investigate further into the subtle textures and hidden imagery. The mouths I depict have

large lips that are bulbous and lumpy and they are filled with imperfect teeth. Their crooked and stained teeth

give them an element of realism, but the way they are sewn, embroidered, or built out of clay gives them a

playfully grotesque nature.

With all of these elements converging, the viewer is confronted with a wall of cacophony. Depending on

the viewer, they will either be put off by the conversation or they will try to engage with it. However, it is too

visually loud and too audibly unintelligible to successfully join in the conversation, and thus the viewer is alienated.

The disembodied mouths are challenging you to see if you can decipher the noise and contribute to the dialogue.

My artwork highlights the discomfort created by being unable to fit in.