Nostalgia (n.)

                        From Greek algos “pain, grief, distress” + nostos “homecoming”, or “to return home”.

I am attracted to documenting specific moments in time within an interior space. Not only the moments themselves, but also the essence. I am able to decide what is important to me, and what can be left abstractly for the viewer to interpret. While certain objects are represented and have solidity, others are made with quick gestures and loose strokes to give the image a feeling of intangibility and impermanence. Remnants of the under painting and spray paint reveal themselves alongside the representational, as if past and present are meeting. I want people to develop their own narratives when viewing my paintings. What the objects and spaces mean to me personally could create an entirely different story or memory for someone else.