Painting, as a record, marks time and leaves a trace in its wake. My work is an investigation of the potential longevity of preservation as well as fragility of disappearance.
I paint from old photographs. These photographs are close to disappearance in that they exist only in themselves. They are vernacular and therefore not widely reproduced. This non-reproduction pushes them close to the edge of disappearance. I paint to preserve these images but also to reflect the fog of lost information surrounding them. My goal is to preserve this nearness to near absence.