What are my paintings?
My paintings are born out of the need to reclaim a whole. The process in which the paintings are made is best exemplified in the literary tool of metonymy. In a sense the paintings are a part of a whole and not a replacement. Therefore the reference is contained within a whole that is partially visible before the audience. The atmosphere is used as a clue to a whole that is lost. The images and photos I’ve been working with are all part of a whole that I have lost and partially regained through stories, narration and painting.