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My paintings explore the play between representation and abstraction by using marks linguistically in order to inform objects in time. Through referencing figure and gesture sketches and the drawing and painting process, I explore the breaking down of imagery to its essential form. I am interested in how our minds create reality and the minimal amount of information needed to reference an object. Through the utilization of ambiguity I attempt to tap into the subconscious and explore the minds tendencies to create sense out of chaos and am specifically interested in how the mind tends to attribute human form to ambivalent compositions. By creating tension between perspective and the picture planes I manipulate aspects of time to inform an experience. Drawing from post-impressionism and cubism, I use expressionistic gestures to depict experiences through a shifting environment. I’m interested in the narratives that are created in our everyday scenes, investigating how community interacts with its surroundings through experiences informed from perceptions in space and time.