Studio Resident (2011)
Statement of Work
I make work to memorialize fleeting ‘memory noise’ by piecing together compositions working from disparate reference points.
Much like dilapidating temples or trash collecting in bushes: gathered unintelligible, nonlinear history and scattered memory build towards image and shape to form a lexicon. These lexiconical shapes represent sensory present and past to me - creating an abstract narrative.
In my paintings, I like to follow spectral remnants found through obstruction and construction, I like to allow layers to inform my decisions. In my drawings I find a similar process through the use of office supplies. The use of a sander in my paintings, and a failing copy machine in my drawings, guide my competing inclinations to build up or tear down, to under or over-inform specificity or obscurity in an attempt to solidify.