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My work fuses architectural history, American vernacular, and turns of phrase. I am interested in colloquial American phrases, their extraction from disparate dialects and their subsequent metamorphoses into commonplace rhetoric. The layered paintings examine slippages in textual translation where particular colloquialisms merge with everyday environments. Text, emoticons, and advertisement graphics populate domestic interiors and high-rise facades, take-out containers and digitally synthesized landscapes. My paintings disrupt the mechanics of commercial "place" as "practiced space” where real-estate speculation adopts selective historical narrative.