Inanimate material contains as much record of life as the living, and in absence of humans this inanimate material has a presence of its own. My work constructs a narrative about an individual’s habits, relationships, needs and wants based on collected material. I investigate the depth to which the surroundings can describe the lifestyle or culture of the inhabitant.
Furniture plays a large roll in the message. Because
furniture is made to complement the human form, it readily takes on human
characteristics and emotions through placement and posture. Furniture
illustrates the nature of its possessor’s relationships, describing the uses of
the space as well as revealing tensions, desires and attitudes.
in my work travel throughout multiple paintings, acting as symbols or illustrating movement
throughout a space. Other objects appear alone as the central focus of the
composition. Rather than define a singular meaning, I encourage the viewer to
consider all possible implications of the objects. Who do they belong to? How
are they used? Have they been hidden? Lost? Are they important or
insignificant? The answers to these questions are unlimited.