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.