Memories are distorted with each recollection to the point that our realities and identities are constructed from a series of short-lived impressions that may or may not be true. Art making is a way for me to still this constant flux. Material choices, washy applications, and subtle palettes become indexes for expressing these elusive notions.
My process mimics memory. It is responsive, in that each mark is a reading of and reaction to the last. I build, wipe and sand away, and re-build representations of memories, real and imagined, to create both a physical and conceptual history. Material residues, balance of translucency and opacity, and the accumulation of layers are intended to indicate temporality. Utilizing processes that include painting, printmaking, installation, and video, I push to signify past and present as they coexist. I reference family photographs (particularly from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s), and my own imagination and memory to replicate this universal state to delay the inevitable erosion of time.