Recovery and loss are at the heart of my practice and the driving force behind my work as an artist.
I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s and lived in many homes and cities. My fragmented family contracted and expanded with time and childhood keepsakes are gone. This consummate effort to collect memorabilia provides the inspiration and medium for my work. 
In 2013, I found a faux-wood vinyl covered photo album from the mid-sixties. It belonged to a middle school-aged boy whose collection of carefully preserved pictures provided traces of his life. The nostalgic imagery and the print itself contained colors and patterns that have motivated three years of work.
Salvaging and reimagining the printed photograph in a digital world is especially appealing to me because nothing is tangible anymore. The small photo-collages to the large paintings safeguards what is lost- a scrap of 1960’s kitchen wallpaper, a striped pillow, a pink aluminum lawn chair.
 
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