WORKS OF TRUST, TRAVEL, AND TRANSPOSITION
My paintings, often executed in low-lit, moody colors, are filled with bizarre figures, interacting or inhabiting solitary scenes with other unnatural presences, absences, and transpositions. I paint on old book pages and smooth sanded wood remnants, preferring the polished texture of things with lost histories. My intimately sized oil paint compositions often refer to disturbing and deceptive content, and lend themselves to ambiguous interpretation. Surrounded by collaged wooden frames, these works are often figurative and a bit fabulist. For me, painting is a way of thinking through sight, and I am inspired by the indirect histories I find in literature and libraries. Object making is my way of rescuing short poems from permanent invisibility.