My work is concerned with observation of simple ordinary objects that are so familiar that we might ignore them at first glance. A closer look at things taken from my immediate surroundings. A rock. A piece of tape. A scrap of paper. A passing cloud. Objects that when painted life size can seem monumental, precious or intimate rather than small, upending our expectations of what we are looking at.
What can be done when one limits one’s choices. A limited palette, simple subject matter, reducing the background. Can emotional content still be conveyed. If a self-portrait is not much more than the face, can something still be revealed. When likeness is secondary, will there still be some recognition.