Film Stills (2012-2023)
The paintings in this collection portray utilitarian and aesthetic objects as symbolic portraits of people. My process appropriates source material from film, television, and other mass- media outlets. I observe disregarded moments in film, press pause, record the frozen image through my camera, and use the resulting image to create these still lives. The aspiration is to combine the human touch of painting with the clinical look of the camera, making viewers aware of the layers of technology present in the image.