My work is grounded in the belief that profound experience is made up of an accumulation of ordinary moments. I use source materials from my natural surroundings to create stencils around which I build thin coats of paint. Working intuitively and responding to these “positive” forms, I play with addition and erasure. What remains is a record of the making: traces of shapes and residue of sketched as visible trains of thought.
Rendered in shades of blue with explosions of violets and yellows, layers of familiar natural shapes and blocks of color float above and below painted marks, pushing and pulling against each other and dissolving distinctions between positive and negative spaces, like overlapping memories.
My recent work is based on the Tree of Heaven leaves which I pass daily in an abandoned lot.