"Immotus" 2016, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

I make paintings that explore the tactile and emotional implications of time. This phenomenon is bodiless with no physical form. The only way to observe its passing is through tangible change.

I use antique objects to express this passage through formal still-life arrangements. The compositions are narrative in nature to express different facets of life.  In this way, the objects serve as vessels of memory as well as a reminder of the physical passing of time.

The corporeal nature of paint is what attracts me to it as a medium. It has the power to give vitality and volume to form, but also to rot and flatten it. Through the process of painting, I seek to reach a higher level of understanding in terms of thought and material. One is infinite and untouchable, the other is fleeting and subject to change.