Statement of Intent
My acrylic paintings on canvas compare the natural world to contemporary culture. I employ tools like putty knives, brushes, found objects, and my hands in their creation. They concentrate on depicting and embodying the intricate relationships between species. These works explore the links between humans and non-human animals and how language and memory intersect. They also delve into the connection between memory and our collections and archives.
This most recent body of work features a blend of detailed sections and abstract explorations, showcasing animals from both personal memories (deer, fox) and daily encounters (dogs, pigeons) alongside human artifacts (soda cans, buildings). It raises questions about the relationship between human and animal behavior, freedom of speech, and gender stereotypes. Through my reflections on life after death and control, I strive to create a distinct realm separate from the physical world.
"The Sky is Blue"
Acrylic paint on canvas 50' x 63’
“Just Like We Rehearsed”
Acrylic paint on canvas 63’ x 50’
Acrylic paint on canvas 30’ x 30’