Phase change 1. Oil on panel. 36” x 36”, 2008.
Our beds are haunted. Absent lovers still claim their space. Visions visit our sleep. Much like a painting, a bed is a platform from which we skirt the boundary between conscious and subconscious, physical and non-physical. As with paintings, sheets are repositories of memory. Look at any empty bed, and its sheet's folds, pilings, and flat expanses will trace for you a tangled history of movement, tension, and weight.
This series of paintings is titled "Phase Changes”—as in love lost, marking the end of one era and the beginning of a new. As in the moment in which restless thoughts become soluble in sleep. As in the mundane and magical way paintings begin in a liquid state and end in a solid one.