In my painting, I am interested in exploring the clumsiness and inherent instability of the physical world. I am interested in examining a simultaneous coming to be and dissolving of form. I find that a juxtaposition of these seemingly opposing movements can reveal a deeper underlying structural process capable of pointing to the illusory and transient nature of life.
In my work, I often seek a point of tension between representation and abstraction. During the painting process, I investigate and strip the representation of its “realistic” attributes, and the underlying structural mechanisms begin to reveal themselves. When successful, the tension within the painting creates an inquisitive form of silence. I consider a painting to be finished when it reaches that state.