My painting iconography carries a thread of “southern” vernacular and is partly influenced by having been raised in rural Arkansas. Hard-edged shapes interact with rounded/floral moves, inviting associations with an architecture of the American South- awnings, bead board, and weathered lumber, textiles but also digital markmaking and the grid. The core iconography elucidates a conversation on abstraction and a generative, inexhaustible mark.
My painting practice is akin to note-taking or a method of organizing knowledge. Gridded systems become a scaffold for pictorial inclinations, be they abstract or related to landscape. Stripes generate a placement in pattern, repetition and seriality. Textiles, associated with warmth, the body, pattern and “home” inform the work.