28”x95”, oil on canvas
These paintings explore mineral surfaces that gain their meaning through human activity—pilgrimage, touch, the carving of symbols. The representational paintings become a parallel to the surfaces they represent: they are both made of raw materials which, through conscious repetitive acts, gain meaning that is greater than the sum of parts. The paintings are my way of asking questions about the nature of representational painting, such as Could the painting possibly hold as much meaning as the object it represents?
32”x34”, Watercolor and gouache on paper mounted on canvas
41”x60”, watercolor and gouache on paper