Snapshots

 

Depicting fabricated scenes and false memories of domesticity through painting, I reconstruct anonymous memories from fragmented photographs. Culled from estate sales, antique thrift stores, and the Internet, taken to psychic readings, I begin fusing unknown photographs into paintings. My paintings recall an idealized domesticity and refer to standardized images of American family. I relate them to the process the mind uses to reconstruct actual past experiences while examining our ideals of family cultural structures.

 

The invented scenes are from an archetypal mixture of past and present cultural influences. The paintings create a hybrid of these images to fictionalize a narrative of specific cultural signifiers such as figures, cars, and houses. The idiosyncratic scenes of familiar elements of domestic life portray a symbolic and stylistic nostalgic ordinariness.

 

Black Boat Acrylic on Canvas, 66x47
Black Boat Acrylic on Canvas, 66x47

2014

Snow Day Acrylic on Canvas 66x47
Snow Day Acrylic on Canvas 66x47

2014

Buick Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''
Buick Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''

2013

House Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''
House Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''

2013

Table Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''
Table Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''

2013

Street View Acrylic on Canvas 40''x30''
Street View Acrylic on Canvas 40''x30''

2013

Someday You'll Find what You're Looking For Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''
Someday You'll Find what You're Looking For Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''

2013

Kiddie Pool Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''
Kiddie Pool Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''

2014

Reflection Acrylic on Canvas 36''x36''
Reflection Acrylic on Canvas 36''x36''

2014

Seclusion Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''
Seclusion Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''

2013

Handstand Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''
Handstand Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''

2014

Barbecue Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''
Barbecue Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''

2014

Waiting Acrylic on Canvas36''x36''
Waiting Acrylic on Canvas36''x36''

2014

Apartment Acrylic on Canvas 40''x30''
Apartment Acrylic on Canvas 40''x30''

2013

At the Lake Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''
At the Lake Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''

2014

Ski Lift Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''
Ski Lift Acrylic on Canvas 66''x47''

2014