In 2011, I began to make paintings of symmetrical trees based on my photos-collages. The resulting works are somewhat hallucinatory - both resolutely realistic as well as preternatural.
My paintings are characterized by a commitment to the alchemy of the representational painting as well as a passionate engagement with the language of paint. As a painter, I am strongly influenced by the history of art as well as by Indian devotional painting and the indigenous art of the Pacific Northwest coast where I am originally from.
The paintings in my exhibition Delirium, attempt to occupy a space between two perceptions in order to emphasize the mutability of perception and allow a reconciliation between the mundane and the miraculous.