These paintings are of everyday objects and places with which we have complicated and often ambiguous relationships. Pulled out of their context, they have something to say about how we interact with the world and each other. These are stories of the arbitrary nature of beauty, of melancholy, of fleeting triumph, and the camouflage of time: the meat which we greedily consume but are repulsed by, the weed that fights to survive in the gaps of our attention, the old door used for generations but now forgotten, and so on.
Underpinning all of this is the story of my family and our beautiful young daughter. Without almost impossible surgeries, she would not have survived her first days or her first years.
This experience and the uncertainties of her life challenges one’s sense of self, priorities and assumptions, including those about what it means to be an artist. From this my focus has been directed towards the narrative and tensions in the everyday, and why I have wandered deeper into the thicket of representational work.
Media: drawing & colored pencil, oil