“Through the process of rearranging the threads of a painted canvas, my paintings carry on a debate between the literal edge and the surface of the pictorial plane. My intention is to have the paintings be an active participant in our reality, rather than a window into an imagined world, blurring the line between what is traditionally thought of as sculpture and painting, between what is expected and what is possible. 

For me, deconstruction and reconstruction of individual threads of a painted canvas represent the constant passage of time and the changes it brings. It reminds me that the past can hold a beautiful nostalgia that is difficult to let go, the present is easily confusing and frustrating because it’s uncertain and ever-changing, and the future holds the promise of a new beauty, a new nostalgia, hope.”

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