Artist Statement

I am interested in time and the way in which the present is informed by the past, through memory. I want to capture the mood surrounding the vague, incomplete nature of our recollections of places, people and events from the distant past -- recollections that are beneath the surface of consciousness but that often, perhaps always, influence our experience of the present. With the passage of time and the active embrace of memory comes an inevitable experience of loss, longing, pain, disintegration, a struggle to regain that which cannot truly be recaptured, resignation, despair, and renewal; and so, these themes recur in my work.