Portfolio > For the Moment

Simple, quiet, still, somewhat uneasy: the everyday visual elements of concrete life circumstances are more compelling than we often expect. In this spirit—as ordinary, imperfect materials momentarily engage in arresting formal relationships—these paintings are animated by issues of abstraction.

The relationship between unfettered, dynamic sky and the static restraint of banal architecture also figures prominently in this work. These places are not special; we do not encounter the sublime. The architecture interrupts, compresses, frames the sky, grounding the viewer and locating her in this world. Mindful and appreciative of the fleeting moment, yet still bearing the history of the place, the paintings are comfortable with awkwardness. The act of looking slows us, quiets us, allows us to notice.

MICA
Oil on Panel
40" x 30"
2016
Powerlines 2
Oil on Panel
12" x 36"
2016
Around Back, Billboard
Oil on Panel
24" x 48"
2016
Park Bridge
Oil on Panel
12" x 36"
2016
Sliver
Oil on Panel
24" x 24"
2016
Gas Tank 2
Oil on Panel
24" x 24"
2016
Ostend
Oil on Panel
12" x 36"
2016
Porch
Oil on Panel
24" x 48"
2016
Powerlines
Oil on Panel
24" x 24"
2016
Firehouse 2
Oil on Panel
12" x 48"
2015
Library
Oil on Panel
15" x 30"
2015
Alley
Oil on Panel
12" x 48"
2016
Overpass
Oil on Panel
36" x 18"
2016