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I make physical, sculptural paintings that are comprised of found material. I scavenge dumpsters in areas where cabinets are built. I search for material on Craigslist and pick it up from someone’s living room. Common building materials are ingredients to tie, saw, cut, throw, stack, and coerce together. These actions are combined with paint strokes and splatters that take control of the unruly subject.
I am interested in scenarios and artifacts where the artificial and natural are confused. There is tragedy in these forms, straddling the real and unreal in their futility. I think about the history of the material, what’s behind it, what will be in front of it, and why this is our visual language. I think about the surface of walls, the layers behind walls, and how we compile the structures that surround us.
Rubble and construction fragments turn into future ruins. These ruins are confusing. Faux geode rocks, fish tank gravel, linoleum, and Formica are mixed into the earth and become future ruins. I follow the unraveling threads of these ideas and objects collecting them, questioning them, testing their balance, and tying them together to carry.