youth reading
oil and photo on prepared paper mounted on panel
50.75” x 48.5”   2012-13

 

Filament and Anther  oil and photo on prepared paper mounted on panel  42.25” x 52.75”   2016 Bitmap Pioneer  oil and photo on prepared paper mounted on panel  48” x 55”   2016 reading/viewing (alternate view)  oil and photo on prepared paper mounted on panel  49.5” x 48”   2016 reading/viewing  oil and photo on prepared paper mounted on panel  49.5” x 48”   2016

child sleeping
oil and photo on prepared paper mounted on panel
42” x 50.75”   2012-13

foam blocks and receding bay
oil and photo on linen
43” x 48”   2011-12

domicile and the faraway
oil and photo on linen
35.25” x 43”   2011-12

young Ophelia in a salt marsh
oil and photo on linen
44” x 78”   2011-12

warm immersion – cetacean migration
oil and photo on prepared paper mounted on panel
30” x 38.5”   2010-11

home and the Beaufort Sea
oil and photo on prepared paper mounted on panel
42” x 42.5”   2010-11

baleen’s bath and retreating ice
oil and photo on prepared paper mounted on panel
42” x 42.5”   2010-11

Domestic Musings From Above

“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house 
shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to
 dream in peace.”     -Gaston Bachelard



These paintings juxtapose the home with the larger world. They also explore the integration of and distinctions between photography and 
painting. Photographs serve as the germ of each work, keying in the light and vantage point. The painting, meanwhile, is the mutable context that resituates the captured moment 
into a new reality. A photo takes less than a second while the painting often requires 
hundreds of hours.

The bird’s eye view, once thought of as God’s eye view, serves as the long 
perspective in time and space.

These buildings are based on existing ones. Though real places, they are invented determinations of what is revealed and
 what is removed. Architecture is an animating force, simultaneously being built and deconstructed.

Measurement and change is a preoccupation in my process. Like other systems of growth, the building’s expansion and morphing are influenced by a series of variable conditions.

Conflating domestic and global spaces serve metaphorically as the simultaneous communities of near and far, present and future.