City / State: Nashville, TN
The breaking up of and the struggle to occupy or obtain space; these are the elements I focus on in my work. My process begins with a finished painting. Using the composition of this finished painting, I begin to paint over areas, sand down spaces, and leave parts untouched. Out of this constant flux of creating new and destroying old, forms begin to take shape, struggling for their position in the painting and imposing themselves upon the debris. During the process of creating these paintings, I tend to view them as some strange animated narrative that tells a story of man's fight for, destruction of, and need to obtain and dominate space.