With one Eye I look to the past fogged by the rain of dreams, recovering recovered re-coverings. The other Eye obliterates nostalgia: there is no hope in the Then, only the oblique Now. A whole lifetime of I’s between two Eyes. One Eye that names, another that refuses naming, insists on being. One aches to look back while the other drags us forward. Us: a stately heap of dignified flesh in The Now. The Now: the Here before a shrinking future: each moment a monument against a past knowing un-knowing.


Through recursive and associative modes of depiction my work explores the ways in which painting is troubled by language, romance, anxiety, embodiment and contradiction. I'm especially interested in how painting is bothered by naming, with a focus on working outside of, and in the rift between, the abstraction/representation binary.