paintings 2008

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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.