Forging A Vernacular Identity

The Dance of the Arcadians
The Dance of the Arcadians

Oil on canvas, 6'x8'

The Dance of the Arcadians
The Dance of the Arcadians

detail

Austere and Lonley Offices
Austere and Lonley Offices

Oil on canvas, 3.5'x8'

Austere and Lonley Offices
Austere and Lonley Offices

detail

Sous Bois
Sous Bois

Oil on canvas, 7.5'x5.5'

Sous Bois
Sous Bois

detail

Forging a Vernacular Identity is inspired by my curiosity of the mysteries which lie in the ordinary places around me.  I have a strong fascination with how systems of math and science are at play to create the poetry of a space, but could never hope to understand them.  I find myself drawn to painting nature and architecture because of their inherent relationships to math and science.  My paintings are a series of experiments through which I break down shapes, colors, and forms which I find within spaces into modular units, and reassemble them to try to figure out how they work.  I like to manipulate different variables like scale, directionality of marks and orientation to play with how the viewer might perceive a space.  I often combine different variables of multiple spaces to create a singular hybridized space.  This process of experimentation and analysis becomes deeply introspective, and I find that I project myself onto the spaces which I paint.  I convey my own sense of a fractured reality and disjuncture with the world through a dialogue between degenerate architecture and nature.