Between Sleep and Wake | 2015-2016

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Moored, 2016
Oil on board
60" x 48"

This once was ocean, 2016
Oil / mixed media on board
14" x 16.75"

Nowhere but up, 2016
Oil / mixed media on birch panel
10" x 8"

Untitled, 2016
Oil on board
15" x 18.75" | sold

Polaroid, 2016
Oil / mixed media on birch panel
8" x 10" | sold

Breathing Out, 2016
Oil / mixed media on birch panel
8" x 10"

Looking East, 2016
Oil on board
16.25" x 20.25"

Box of Rain, 2016
Oil on board
36" x 48"

Wadi, 2016
Oil / mixed media on birch panel
8" x 10"

Like Rock into Water, 2016
Oil / mixed media on birch panel
10" x 8"

East Meets West, 2015-2016
Oil on board
48" x 30"

Retrofit, 2016
Oil / mixed media on board
7.75" x 10.75" | sold

Prehistoric, 2015-2016
Oil on board
24" x 48"

The Alchemist's Pool, 2015-2016
Oil / mixed media on birch
40" x 60"

Stereoscopic, 2016
Oil / mixed media on board
30" x 48"

Constellation, 2016
Oil / mixed media on birch
20" x 60"

My recent oil and mixed media works depict curious and improbable spaces. Sites explored on a year traveling abroad, places visited in daily experiences, and glimpses caught in dreams contribute to these painted fictions. Memories, imaginings, and source photographs are fused, morphing into fantastical abstract landscapes.

These unlikely spaces often revisit familiar landscape tropes - with tree branches, bridges, rivers, desert terrain, and city skylines meeting my less literal visual language of paint swaths, arcs, and floating forms. I strive to create paintings with enough ambiguity to encourage unique interpretations, based on personal associations from each viewer.

My process is both intuitive and responsive. Some paintings are in process for multiple years, morphing again and again from their original states before solidifying.

Celestial, terrestrial, and aquatic motifs are present throughout the series. Ideas of regeneration, cycles, and the search for visual and metaphorical structure within ephemeral, fluid spaces seem to be recurring considerations.
— June 2016

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