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Artist Statement

My paintings come about through iterations of process and material. These iterations as seen through mereological thinking and self-rules create series of paintings that can be seen as individuals and groups of a whole. Each painting is a study of it's individuality and it's relationship to the whole. Using common and traditional materials being oil paint, acrylics, spray paint, rabbit skin glue and stretched canvas paired with non-traditional processes - these components are the material and process combined as a sort of versioning of painting itself. Marks are made in reaction to the ever-changing natural and urban landscape I inhabit through combinations of stains, transfers, smears and inversions of the canvas. These explorations of paint and material move my studio practice toward series of distinct material abstractions that provoke the balance between inquiry and conclusiveness.