I find and alter original photographic objects. I partner with the whole thing, the photograph as century-old object, as well as the poignant appearances of people from the past.
The photographs serve as a canvas for my painting and an inspiration for my art. I paint to cancel parts of images and conjure additional illusions of possible and impossible scenarios, things the camera did not, or could not have recorded. You’ll find references to fashion, feminism, fantasy, whaling, cultural history, time and transformation.
The altered photographs present seamless, yet unexpected combinations of past and present, object and image, photograph and painting.