The current paintings involve the interiors of shopping malls and found images of the confict in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are a meditation on how Americans defne themselves by what they build and how they interact with their environment.
To create the work I collect visual source material and go through a process of editing, combining, overlapping, and emphasizing the images. This activity functions as a diving rod that helps me to make comparisons and fnd what has value in a cultural sense. Typically my work functions as an organization of the visual information I am exposed to.
The traditional format of painting on canvas is merely a means to an end for me. The paint surface unifes the images and ties together the sometimes disparate visual elements in the picture. At the same time, the traditional materials satisfy an economy and ease of use for me as a creator of objects.