Paint is metaphor for memory.
There is a long history of the domestic interior in painting; I do not wish to change the course of the conversation. With my painting I present to the viewing community my worldview and visual commentary on the potential of the emotion of lived
The aim of my work is to express the analogy that I see between the construction of space and the construction of memories. Through my work the viewer is presented with what it feels like to be in the space — through a combined focus both on the essence of a place, as well as the finite details.
Unconventional uses of perspective as well the inclusion of varying degrees of detail evoke a feeling of disorientation that connects the viewer to the idea that memory, painting and life are fractured and constantly in flux. The viewer is faced with this space and this view, but there is more to be done. This space has been started, and I want the viewers to feel comfortable to continue imagining the space themselves – to feel familiar enough with the space that they are willing to fill in what is implied by the environment.
Space is living, breathing and moving. I want my viewers to acknowledge the life of a space, while also contemplating that, perhaps, it is a space they know.