Ordinary icons

Driving this body of work is my interest in the iconography of the ordinary. The images transform seemingly common or everyday moments that might otherwise be overlooked. Derived from original photographs, the paintings are often intimate images whose subjects, typically, are commonly encountered objects taken out of context.  I am also drawn to architectural subject matter, and enjoy exploring the idea of our human presence as marked by the structures we leave behind. Capturing this “sense of place” has emerged in recent years as a recurrent theme in my work.

Whether through the manipulation of color and light or the choice of subject matter, the work is intended to evoke a range of response. Some are intentionally playful and quirky, whereas others elicit a more contemplative feeling or sense of nostalgia. 

All images acrylic on masonite panel

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