PHANTOM DNA at VisualSpace Gallery, 2022
The artworks in this exhibition encompass the ever-changing moods and impulses that ignite my studio process. Seeming to depict decayed palace interiors and a romantic Parisian landscape, stylistically these works range from an almost obsessive realism, to fuzzy dreamlike images that barely coalesce, to the wild abandon of joyously free mark-making. As I work, I am constantly searching for a structure that is recognizable yet does not allow itself to be locked down, that surprises and energizes me, that hovers in that area between knowing and not knowing. Form is the phantom, and I am the spark.