My work explores the extraordinary in our everyday lives, infusing these moments in time and space with a child-like curiosity and enthusiasm: images of grass set aglow by the setting sun, a chorus of clothesline laundry flouncing in the wind, flocks of birds executing formations against austere cloud banks, quiet spaces transformed by surprising light, and my latest creations, flowers crafted from second-use materials. As a mother of two young boys I am privileged to reconsider the world I've previously constructed in my mind, one encounter at a time.
Looking as a child at the synchronous phenomena of our environment, I am forever in debt to the beauty of natural landscape, though I rarely document photographically. Through notes and sketches I formalize colors, shapes, lines, light, and general configurations of a setting, forging compositions that are bold and singular, in motion yet frozen in time.
I am challenged as a painter to remain at the crossroads of mark making and recognition, where definitions of realism evolve through visual propositions that challenge and revere established contexts. On a formal level my work seeks to reinterpret figural landscape conventions, such as perspective, articulation, and scale. In my compositions, areas of articulation and arrangement alongside conspicuous evidence of materiality and painting process provide a tension between construction and deconstruction.
My images ask the viewer to spend time with them in wonder, as a child might inspect the contents of a drawer and how the pieces work together. My assumption is that the elements coexist and have tangible connectivity. Daily life requires us to categorize what we see and get to the point, but to me, the looking process is what's worthwhile.