Scavenged decorative imagery drives and informs my work. 

Over two decades ago questions of domesticity became paramount. As a painter I searched for a mark that felt true and in keeping with my fundamental abstract aesthetic. These concurrent preoccupations led me to discover wallpaper as both the material and the gesture I sought. I became enamored by the way wallpapers mimetic elements seamlessly merged into abstraction. Wallpaper, literally a piece of cultural fabric, has become a major source of both content and formal concerns in my paintings. 
With collage, paint, and a variety of printing methods, I apply patterns as one might use a brush stroke. In an abstract construct a narrative seed is planted with these ready-made designs, ripe with suggestion and association.  It is a playful process. I am interested in repurposing the tactile quality that I encounter in wallpaper as well as it’s embellishments. Patterns are juxtaposed to join in conversation while maintaining their distinct graphic identities.  

My current work is inspired by a recent trip to India. I felt an amazing affinity for the amount of decorative material involved in all aspects of life there. I was particularly taken with the use of decoration in architecture. I am currently digesting this information and beginning to see it emerge in my painting.