Recollection I, studio installation

I use color to create space. My paintings are rooted in observation. For my subject matter, I look to the ordinary and the local. In my work, I oscillate between geometric and representational abstraction—driven by my interest in economy of expression, and my belief in the role that color can play in the situation of a particular painting. My work lodges itself at the intersection of nature, culture, and place.

What motivates me is my desire to re-present an ordinary moment—in a painting—by manipulating color, shape, and composition in such a way that the possibility of multiple interpretations (or reads) engages the viewer and invites closer investigation. The practice of painting is what sustains me. I paint carefully, deliberately, and with pure pleasure.

I am working on a long-range project—“Recollection”—a series of smallish, square, colorful paintings on panel and on paper. I began this project last spring, and I’ve completed 70 paintings to date. I intend to paint many more. I am growing the series into an aggregate composed of hundreds of small-scale paintings that, when installed as a whole, will take on a monumental scale.