Statement

[Territories]

My current work explores invented landscape in search of an expanded idea of place. The imagery is born as a collision of worlds; I use collage as metaphor for the overlap of virtual and visceral parts of our daily life. My work is inspired by a simultaneous experience of the worlds we make inside our heads and the exterior physical world and community we occupy with our bodies. Technology mediates our perception of our landscape in strange ways. Glitches in Google satellite imagery present our landscape behaving in unexpected ways, like aerial imagery of a major highway that dips and curls with the fluidity of ribbon instead of the rigidity of engineered concrete and steel. My work proceeds iteratively to mediate and abstract multiple versions of a place through the process of making the paintings themselves.