My practice is driven by curiosity. These paintings are experiments, and I want them to be simultaneously vast and intimate – equally fleeting and precious. They are a physical manifestation of me exploring my experiences: figuring out how I exist in space. I visually feel my way through the space of them. I touch them and feel their surfaces while I work on them. I consider every part of them with both my eyes and fingers. I invite the viewer to inhabit them, engage with the questions I have asked, and come away with their own questions about their space.
For these pieces, I chose objects from the Center’s Collection that communicated an experiential situation to me. I thought about the formal elements of those objects, and used the paintings to explore how those elements could create a space that would give me the same sense that the original object did. The accordion book is a record of moving through the collection and explores the wonderful and strange relationships created by the diverse range of objects closely juxtaposed with one another.