June 2023

My work explores interconnections among landscape, memory, and imagination through the medium of painting. Current works are based on pictures I took while walking through woodlands in the northeastern US. In the studio, the digital image functions as a trigger and structure to explore the initial moment of recognition that motivated the picture.
The paintings become sites where landscape, personal history, and collective memories and desires converge into new forms. Multiple variations on each source show the openness and spontaneity of the process. The paintings seek a balance between cohesion and expansion, form and space in their interplay between positive and negative space, marks referencing the solid features of landscape and those suggesting air, water, distance. I see these works as landscapes, imaginative shelters, and social worlds where marks interrelate to build a dynamic and transitory wholeness.