I investigate the relationship between painting and photography, making paintings that engage photography as a somewhat overt, but mostly painted element. Since the photography literally exists beneath the painting’s surface, there is a strange conceptual ambiguity, relational to the frozen moment of a person, place, or thing that lie underneath the interpretive nature of the painting process on top. Collage has a "time machine" aspect, which I mine to establish lines of conceptual meaning. The content of my work focuses on conceptions of transcendence, moments in popular culture, and sharable life realities. I consider my paintings to be open, investigative narratives. My hope is to provoke a sense of curiosity within the viewer, similar to the curiosity I feel when making a painting. I strive to make a painting that has visual and perceptual engagement.
A. "Backtracking" 24" x 36" Oil/Paper/Panel 2021
B. "Time Enough at Last" 24" x 30" Oil/Paper/Panel 2021
1. "Fabrication of an Illusion" 24" x 36" Oil/Paper/Panel 2021
2. "Painters of the Past 24" x 30" Oil/Paper/Panel 2020