I use painting and video to create encounters among everyday people engaged in slightly surreal, sometimes mysterious activities. Each work is a glimpse into a mundane, ridiculous or poignant story where we have missed the opening scenes and are left to invent our own narrative.
In some of my current work groups of people recede into empty space, isolated from each other, waiting endlessly for something that they might not recognize when they see it. Other work features people very actively engaged in curious activities, providing a definite sense of narrative but with no clear indication of what’s happening.
My process starts when I capture digital images, sometimes of strangers whose lives intersect with mine, other times of people I know well. Back in my studio I edit the photos to remove the background, then build compositions where the interactions between individuals can be transformed into something familiar yet unexplained.