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Through densely layered oil paintings, my studio practice explores themes of inundation of partial information, fallibilism, and how narrative and place is developed within nonrepresentational abstraction. Utilizing processes from my background in observational painting as well as grids, my work aims to exist in the moments just before comprehension while creating an ambiguous but solid sense of place and structure. Working abstractly and avoiding direct imagery allows for complex narratives to be discovered by the viewer that go beyond language and are more felt than understood. Each painting begins without a concrete plan to allow for the space to form itself as each mark is placed responding to those before it. Painting with small brushes and large squeegees and blades, I use the grid and proportional relationships to create structure, divide space, and intentionality and off grid organic lines and marks to create disorder, depth, and a sense of naturalism. Through layering both opaque marks and semitransparent glazes, each painting takes weeks to months as overlapping compositions and color palettes are developed, lost, and developed again until the painting reveals a sense of place. It is in this long form process of painting that I confront my own assumptions of personal narrative, environment, and truth.
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