My paintings reference the urban landscape, and explore relationships betweeen architecture, geometry, color and texture. I work with thick applications of oil paint mixed directly on the canvas, and use a range of flat tools intended for applying drywall compound. Areas of the surface are built, un-built, layered, mixed and remixed as the paintings evolve. I am interested in the push and pull of color and form in space, with no direct reference point, where depth of field, scale and perspective all come into question. My process involves intense physical interaction that focuses on balancing structure with improvisation in an ongoing effort to fit disparate parts into a cohesive whole that is at once tectonic and organic. I see my work as a process of self-discovery as I seek to reconnect the disparate parts and make sense of my own internal inconsistencies and contradictions.
My drawings appropriate concepts from a variety of sources: nature, natural laws and patterns, physics, mathematics, metaphysics and computer coding. Interested in the hidden systems, structures and energies we sense (or even know through science) but cannot see, I explore a world where these systems are made visual. What does it look like when space bends? How do we understand and visualize time that isn’t linear? These questions provide a starting point for exploration and experimentation.