My work explores the spaces of my every day life and the imagined landscapes that shape my everyday
experience. I am interested in spaces of ambiguity and conflation; how identities, concepts, and places can merge yet appear
as one single image. My work uses figuration and color to express my affinities; my process is at once intuitive and conceptual,
and the product is rarely what I originally conceived. With concentrated gusto and effort, the painting process is similar
to throwing a pile of clothes on the floor and then picking up, folding, and reorganizing them into piles until they suddenly
belong just as they are.
I use imagery from my own life and also images culled from internet searches, personal photographs,
sketches from life, vivid memories, and literary passages. Paint is a material that lends itself to building up and wiping
away, a language of representation that holds on to an in-between state, like memory. Painting is my way of collecting, organizing,
and articulating intangible sensations and observations that I otherwise could not express.