My work deals with the ephemeral, transformative and mutative qualities inherent to existence. Through a process of adding and subtracting from the surface of the painting I arrive at a place that is actively becoming and in process. I use painting as a medium between physical and metaphysical space, exploring the moment of rupture between representation and abstraction, between human and animal bodies, and between material and mental states. Brushstrokes become forms, people become animals, animals become plants, paint becomes surface, and surface becomes thought.
Guided by intuition, my paintings unfold, are painted over, and covered up, incorporating many layers, from the looseness of an under painting to more carefully rendered moments to create an atmosphere that is in multiple states of becoming, revealing itself to me as much as to another viewer. I am interested in showing through paint handling as well as the flow of content that there is something unstable, vacillating and mutable about the world in itself and the way one interacts with the world, as if a mutating raft on an agitating sea.