About > Statement
In the studio—Recollection series in progress
I use color to create space. I make smallish, square, colorful paintings. My imagery is rooted in observation, suggesting interior spaces, landscapes, and objects. My work lodges itself at the intersection of nature, culture, and place. For my subject matter, I look to the commonplace and the local.
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 encourages closer investigation. The way I paint is driven by my interest in abstraction as economy of expression, and by my fascination with the dual role that color can play both as content and as structure in a painting.
I am working on a long-range project—Recollection—that I began in the spring of 2016. I’ve completed 112 paintings to date. I am growing the series into an aggregate composed of many more small-scale paintings that, when installed as a whole, will assume a monumental scale and, at the same time, invite intimate interaction.