I use paint to explore ideas around time, change, and perception. I draw inspiration from the abutting and diverging surface of the earth and the unseen forces just below. I am interested in slow processes that wear new shapes incrementally over vast expanses of time and sudden shifts or ruptures. I am fascinated by the histories that the earth conceals, remnants of past societies, both organic and human-made.
I use thick layers of oil, pulled from previously painted canvases, to create new forms. Beneath the visible surface, the paint continues to stratify and evolve, changes that can only be known once freed from the canvas. Juxtaposing chance and choice, I reveal the layers once hidden from view in new works that carry with them a history of the paintings that preceded them.
My recent works suggest geological formations and excavated remains. The resulting works speak to both destruction and synthesis, suggesting a momentary stasis and transitory revelation. I am interested in uncertainty, in states of being that may be less permanent than they appear, and the readjustments that occur in response to forces outside of our control.
by Kristine Shomaker, Art and Cake, June 29, 2020"
by Dave Barton, OC Weekly, July 18, 2019
by Evan Senn, Irvine Weekly, July, 2019
by Val Echavarria, Hometown Pasadena, Jun 9, 2015