This series [not yet titled] is an ongoing series of drawings of car tail lights. Design of tail lights are complex: they are regulated by constantly changing government codes, engineered with of hundreds of custom parts, and are one of the few elements on a car which can be infused with decoration. All tail lights emit a near-blinding bright red light, a natural neon, and is also the trademark color of seduction. This work focuses on this element of the automobile— which like jewelry, is an object of self-identity— through meticulous mimetic translation in layers of saturated color, exploring the underlying functions of decoration, and how desire interlaces with industry and regulation.




Tail Light 1, 2018, 14 x 19", colored pencil on paper


Tail Light 3, 2018, 14 x 19", colored pencil on paper


Tail Light 3, 2018, 14 x 19", colored pencil on paper


Tail Light 7, 2019, 28 x 38", colored pencil on paper


Tail Light 9, 2018, 14 x 19", colored pencil on paper


Tail Light 11, 2019, 19 x 28", colored pencil on paper


Tail Light 14, 2019, 14 x 19", colored pencil on paper