Thursday, December 8, 2011


charcoal, chalk, and graphite on paper
27" x 11"

Er, in dem Purpur seines Bluts sich wälzend,

Rührt ihre sanfte Wange an, und ruft:

Penthesilea! Meine Braut! Was thust du?

Ist dies das Rosenfest, das du versprachst?

- Heinrich von Kleist

Friday, December 2, 2011


Untitled series
gouache and graphite on paper
approx. 10" x 8" each

Some smaller pieces from last year, discovered while sorting through work to show at my upcoming Senior Review. I did these shortly after "Healing Ritual/Magdalena".

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011


"Die Merseburger Zaubersprueche II"
softcover artist's book
approx. 5" x 8" closed

Last academic year, I took a couple courses in bookbinding. This piece is a visual interpretation of an ancient Germanic healing spell found among the Merseburg Incantations. The language is Old High German, and the text tells a story of Norse/Germanic deities Odin, Freya, and Sintgunth healing a horse's broken leg.
The German medieval-revivalist rock band In Extremo set this poem to music beautifully.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


oil on canvas
16"x 12"

A quick, monochromatic sketch to break up the monotony of sanding and priming several birch panels. The canvas had a hole through it, so I was thinking of ways I could play around with that. If I develop this image further, I'll post updates.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

24-hour Game Jam!

Last night, I collaborated with my friend and colleague, Sharon Hoosein, on a computer game. We produced "Heaven and Hell" in about 18 hours. Sharon did the programming and design, and I created the graphics. It's a short platformer in which you play a soul trying to get to heaven. Check it out here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New project, call for artists...

I'm participating in a cool project masterminded by a very talented classmate of mine, Tara Helfer. It's called 72DEMONS, and the goal is to pair up 72 artists with the 72 Goetic demons to create an illustrated grimoire. More information, including the list of remaining artist-less demons, can be found at

UPDATE: Just got word from Tara that the application process will be ending Sept. 11, so apply soon if you're interested in participating.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

oil on wood
48" x 12"

(details below

I apologize. I'm having a tough time getting a clear photo of this piece. When I get better photos, I'll update this post.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Agnus Dei

"Agnus Dei"
stoneware, oil paint
21" x 11" x 8" approx.

Monday, May 9, 2011


"Owl Woman" devotional statue
stoneware, ceramic glazes and underglazes
7" x 6.5" x 4.5" approx.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pittsburgh's Rising

Two pieces of mine are currently being shown in "Pittsburgh's Rising" at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center (3rd floor). It's an exhibition of student work from local colleges and universities, so it features a lot of fantastic work from my classmates. Check it out if you're in the area.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


stoneware, ceramic glazes and underglazes, dried sage, string
13" x 7.5" x 6" approx.

Three different views of "Reliquary". Fresh sage was bound, dried, and then burned inside the sculpture.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

more new work


oil on wood
48" x 12"

(details below)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


"Mudra I"
oil on canvas
10" x 8"

Friday, April 1, 2011

new piece

oil on linen