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Through a variety of painterly mediums emphasising material specificity, my paintings depict the role of architecture as a metaphor rendered with the playful humour and irreverence of animation and comics. The same imagery of doorways, windows, archways, trees, and shower heads repeat across a variety of approaches—submitting themselves to the flat and fresh qualities of acrylic ink on paper, or greasy, thick oil bar layered over brushy marks on stretched linen. They become exercises in style and play—the internal logic defined by animated worlds inhabited by objects and urban architecture. The titles often refer to the geographical location informing the subject—this added dimension brings the external world in and hints at the political. The paintings show an interest and preoccupation with the trauma and criticism of modernist urban planners like Robert Moses in New York—with issues like traffic, public housing, and suburban flight. But the paintings don’t look for criticality, just attempting to mine the power of these sources.