It is a constant negotiation of willful ignorance – a pretense based on constancies and expectations; invisible formats and tacit surfaces; bad habits and self-indulgent beliefs – I love it all.
I work across a range of mediums within this lens, invstigating the tension between the mental and the physical, and propping it open with fable and myth. This is most evident in how my work rubs together competing aspects of surface and tableau, exploring moments of paradox and metaphor where the picture crosses into the space of the viewer.
Painting is a practice in fiction that mirrors our truth as a species of near-sighted, self-involved pretenders. It’s a spiritual act. It’s a quick grope in the dark. May we know ourselves in time to save ourselves.