ARTIST STATEMENT

I paint and I construct. Both my paintings and assemblages use the metaphor of excavation. My formal education in landscape architecture and classical archaeology provides structure to artistic flights of fancy that always seem to revolve around some form of revelation: The attempt to unearth an object or solve a mystery. Uncovering/Covering. Leaving a Trace, a Vestige, a Palimpsest. The present work reflects the structural logic of my architectural beginnings as well as my aiding interest in archaeology. The paintings are comprised of multiple layers of encaustic and paper creating a sense of depth. Surfaces are distressed, drawn upon and marked not unlike the ancient walls that inspire me.