Form Becoming Feeling

My assemblage-paintings are painted wooden blocks, which, when assembled, form representations of interiors. The blocks may be handled and rearranged. This potentially interactive viewer experience is informed by Froebel’s kindergarten gifts, an early childhood education tool, of which I learned through Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. I encountered Froebel blocks for the first time at the Wright Home & Studio, where they were on display. Wright claimed that his childhood exposure to Froebel blocks deeply influenced his approach to architecture, especially regarding geometric patterns and ornamentation. My assemblage-paintings attempt to de- and reconstruct my own compositions, potentially discovering new arrangements, patterns and meanings.