Artist’s Statement:
These small-scale paintings (12” average) depict experiences of specific places, as well as responses to other artworks, which could include contemporary artists, early 20th Century American painters, Italian and Northern Renaissance works, or Persian and Indian manuscript paintings. They come from my love of miniaturization, intricacy, the plasticity of paint, and the illusion of space. Images are constructed by mixing elements of landscape and natural forms with memory and imagination. Forms are repeated, emphasized, and manipulated to create tension between the “imagined” and the real world. The forms (lakes, ditches, fields, etc.) come from not just what I see, but what I know about constructing paintings and some deep memory system… There may be a story hidden there, which I myself am still only vaguely aware of.