We are real but our memories are abstract, shaped by who we are, what we think and what we experience. Likewise the natural landscape changes through growth and decay, natural disasters and human intervention.
The images in the paintings are abstracted and recombined to convey the patterns, rhythms and underlying forces inherent in our immediate environment. They merge a sense of place with a sense of memory and existence. Saturation and intensity of colors in the paintings point to an alternative universe in which experience, memories and dreams shape another reality. The paintings make a connection between our memories and our experience, our place in time and our place in the world, between physical existence and cognitive thought.
The paintings were exhibited at Kathryn Markel Gallery in 2011.