selected portfolio of fifteen images
I constantly snap pictures on my phone as I move around through my day. This habit of amateur cataloging casts me as a tourist everywhere I go, even after years of living in one spot. My paintings often include the rounded white frame of a vacation slide or Fujifilm Instax print. Sometimes the work is scaled and framed to mimic a Polaroid. Other times, I collect several works into the context of a Viewmaster reel. This is because my paintings serve the same function for me as a prized vacation snapshot--they are preserved glances and fragments of a place. Painting is a tactile way to record a small piece of daily life and convert the experience into a valuable artifact. This work connects me to the world, and becomes the evidence of my existence in it.