Statement

These are portraits of buildings, real and abstracted, where the structure is visibly vulnerable to the elements. I use the forms of decay as a testament to histories of use and misuse. The colors in the paintings, often imagined, bring life to what some people might call an eyesore. The paintings are executed on unprimed canvas to allow the acrylic paint to bleed into the cloth. Layers of transparent color achieve a watercolor effect.

The structures much like the paintings record their condition in a language of stain. They capture the beauty of things forgotten by time: imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.