In the studio—Recollection series in progress

I use color to create space. My paintings and drawings are rooted in observation—they are a visual record of the situations in which I find myself, every day, no matter where I am. For my subject matter, I look to the ordinary and the local. My work lodges itself at the intersection of nature, culture, and place.

What motivates me is my desire to re-present an ordinary moment—in a painting—by manipulating color, shape, and composition in such a way that the possibility of multiple interpretations (or reads) engages the viewer and invites closer investigation. The way I paint is driven by my interest in abstraction as economy of expression, and my fascination with the dual role that color can play as both content and structure in a painting.

I am working on a long-range project—Recollection—a series of smallish, square, colorful paintings on panel and on paper. I began this project a little more than a year ago, and I’ve completed 108 paintings to date. I am growing the series into an aggregate composed of hundreds of small-scale paintings that, when installed as a whole, will assume a monumental scale and, at the same time, invite intimate interaction.