What It Means to Travel VII | 36″ x 48″ | Oil and spray paint on canvas | 2021
My work is generally about two things, (a) exploring our internal dimensions, and (b) mark-making as evidence of the body. I approach painting expressively to make theatrical and dreamlike pictures that often dissolve and merge. With almost no modern references, my paintings move through time like memories. I think about change and time a lot.
We are always changing and transitioning from one state of being or understanding into another. My paintings are expressions from these “in between” spaces. I often demonstrate the passing of time with gestural abstraction. I use figures to build casts of players which are often engrossed in dramatic and fleeting scenes inspired by art history.
I use painting, drawing, and scratching veiled over one another to build an accumulation of experience and memory. Aware of my intuition, I appreciate how the body and mind work in a choreography to mark the surface.