The Sentry, Oil on panel, 11" x 14", 2016

The Sentry, Oil on panel, 11" x 14", 2016

Artist Statement

My oil paintings are inspired by myths and literature, the forms found in architecture and nature, the fantasy films and text-based video games from my 80’s childhood, and from my own perceptions, distorted and imaginative. Spaces and subjects are fluid. I build and scrape intuitively, pulling from the paint hallucinatory worlds populated by ghostly figures looking to signs and stars for guidance. Gem-like colors appear within the landscapes, as if a glimpse of some brilliant reality has perforated a more mundane existence. I create fictive spaces in which stories can originate.