EVOLUTION OF PLACE
Within the overall narrative about place and time, the following paintings explore the symbiotic relationship between creation and destruction. Urban and natural landscapes alike are in a constant cycle of creation, decay and renewal. Man-made structures are erected, crumble, and are adapted or rebuilt; in nature, everything that grows eventually decays and creates new life. These paintings explore the continuity of change—whether nudged along by Mother Nature or human interference—and suggest that beauty is both imperfect and impermanent.
These works are compositions of landscapes that are born of memory. They balance abstraction and representation and are rooted in the physical dimensions of space. Yet each reveals something hidden or elusive about a place through a series of assimilated layers. Expressive use of brushwork, pattern, and color, infuse each painting with nuance and personality. Striking, these works are concerned less with traditional beauty than with how an experience of place at a point in its evolution creates a memory that is goes much deeper than a snapshot impression.
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