artist statement

My work continually comes back to process — breaking visuals apart layer by layer, color by color, and compressing them back into a single image. By expanding photographs and drawings into simplistic and systematic structures, my pieces focus on intrinsic shape and color patterns, and in turn, minimalize the overall subject of the image. Mountains determined by lines of surface elevation and shadows of trees; a face defined in lines of age and shadows of bone structure. Concrete objects blend into abstractions of highlights and shadows, and unnoticed details seem to float to the surface. I do not strive for realistic imagery, but the remaining realism of piecing back together layers of shape and color.