My current work represents an investigation of collection. These collections exist within known and unknown spaces, include familiar and unfamiliar objects, and are photographed or curated in my home as subject matter. My approach to making leans on traditional, technical still-life painting and embraces contemporary abstraction in mark-making and composition.
Though these paintings may be representations of my personal or familial belongings, they do not aim to be a story of self, but rather the abundance of a part contributing to a whole. Collections include magazine clippings, mundane objects, clothing, furniture, deer skulls, antlers, hunting paraphernalia, boxes, and patterned fabric. These objects are then arranged to engage the rectangle, followed by careful decisions throughout the painting process which may include digital or physical experimentation. Viewers experiencing these paintings may be met with an abstract force that is followed by the revealing of objects through the process of looking.