2020 Spring Exhibition > Gloria Rumble

I don’t remember a time where I didn’t have this constant feeling that I might explode. I’ve always felt, and have been described as, intense. Intensity became normalized for me as a survivor of childhood abuse. Through processes of layering techniques, experimentation, and striking imagery, I use painting, photography, and metalwork to communicate “in the moment” perceptions, and expressions of empowerment.
My paintings are inspired by my own inner perception of personal experience. They’re expressed through palette knife layering, waves, gradients, and bold contrast to create an ethereal and visceral style for a dimensional and emotional visualization for how it feels in a personal moment of raw emotion.
My Photography is inspired by live music and its atmosphere. Long exposure of colorful lights and the movement in a moment are used to capture the energetic, and sometimes psychedelic, experience of the intimate pouring out of someone’s heart and soul.
My metalwork is mostly about self-projection and self-protection with the different ways we use our body to send a message. I pull inspiration from, and use aspects of, armor, chainmail, and spike themed fabrication to create provocative designs that bring forth a sense of empowerment and protection to the wearer as a display to “stay away”.
I hope to bring forward a sense of connection for those that may relate to my work. I hope I’m able to make someone feel less alone in how intensely they feel through their individual experiences of the ups and downs in life.

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Enamel on copper, brass, steel pin stem.
11" x 11"
2019
No (Back)
Enamel on copper, brass, steel pin stem.
11" x 11"
2019
I Guess No Wasn't Enough
Copper and brass
14" x 6.5"
2019
$300
Warrior
Copper and brass
16" x 12"
2018
$600
Warrior (Flat)
Copper and brass
16" x 22"
2018
$600
Warrior (Detail)
Copper and brass
2018
$600
Struggle
Acrylic on canvas
36" x 24"
2014
$1500
Tripping in Gold and Sorrow
Acrylic on canvas
46" x 25"
2014
$1800
From the Void
Acrylic on canvas
30" x 30"
2014
$1300
I Don't Like To Talk About Her
Oil on canvas
44" x 32"
2017
$3000
Live Soul Series #1
Digital Photo
17" x 22"
2016
$100
Live Soul Series #2
Digital Photo
17" x 22"
2016
$100
Live Soul Series #3
Digital Photo
17" x 22"
2016
$100
Live Soul Series #4
Digital Photo
17" x 22"
2017
$100
Live Soul Series #5
Digital Photo
17" x 22"
2017
$100