Artist's Statement: "Rephrasing"
My paintings rely on the process of redoing an image, destroying and restoring, or the “rephrasing” of a painting. This rephrasing produces a work which is rife with references of the history of its own making. A comparison might be Rome. Like a palimpsest, Rome exhibits the nuances of the history of its making. Rome exposes its own references to its past history where ancient, Byzantine, and Renaissance Rome are still visible.
What all this adds up to is not only the look of aging and the revelation of the making or history of the work, but through the layers of paint an internal light is produced. It is this imagined light that is my memories of a particular place.