Our days are made up of interactions between objects and individuals. Each interaction entangles us into a never ending connection with the people and things around us. The multitude of these interactions, each little instance and each large web of moments, creates who we are now and who we will become. Sometimes these interactions cause us to change course and grow in a different direction for the better. They are the end of something, but they are also a new beginning.
This body of work focused on taking paintings I had already been working on but did not feel were finished and paintings which had been given to me to paint over, and altering them. Most are made up of numerous layers. Some layers completely cover up sections in order to change the final image, while some emphasize the background layers in an atmospheric way that is a subtle reminder of what once was. Each painting is intended to draw in the viewer to more than just a pretty image, but a series of emotions I hope they will experience while they observe the current moment in that paintings history.