The foundation of my paintings begins with multiple layers of color. The interplay between light and dark creates as spatially infinite space, akin to looking into a reflecting pool or through mist. Simple hieroglyphic-type shapes positioned between the layers act as a compositional anchor, subtly revealing their ghostlike presence within the ambiguous space. Like an echo, they exist in both the present and the past.
I am fortunate to live in a place where the environment is simultaneously rugged and fragile. I spend a lot of time looking at this natural world and engaged by its inherent tension. I am acutely aware of what has been lost to me through development and climate change, as well as the more immediate register through which I experience change in the moment. My work exists at the intersection of observable space and memory, which is more fluid and interpretive.
As an artist, I want to distill that which feels urgent, fleeting and ephemeral about my life into something tangible. Like a map, a body of work lets me mark where I’ve come from and offers a path forward.