Over the past few years I have dedicated myself to a series of arrangements of paintings in space. I lean pictures on top of one another, hide one patterned canvas beneath another laden with similarly heavy pattern, or stack pictures on top of painted rugs. I have made hide rugs and begun to make wall treatments, all hand painted. In addition to rugs and patterned works I include portraits, floral flights of fancy, images reminiscent of sweaters, color wheels, or Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs. There is a kind of demented devotion to hand painting every last detail. This work was begun in 2014 and continues to present.
These are my props for my still life paintings and installations. You may see their images recur in installations or in miniature painted representations of themselves. I'm interested in generating and re-using my own imagery, but also seeing how my hand fails to reproduce the work in a copy or recapitulation in paint. Many of these props tend to be either fabric-influenced all-over abstraction or portraits. These paintings date from 2012 - present.