2010-11 Small Paintings
These recent paintings are concerned with the process of construction: how houses, paintings and bodies are made. They refer to the protection a dwelling, like a fortress, provides us; but also to the permeability of the house or body; the windows, doors, openings, through which life comes and goes, the shaky, fragile and temporary construction of shelter. Paint, too, embodies within it a similar polarity: it conceals and covers over but also creates the illusion of an opening and space. These paintings explore a quality of home that is so familiar that one looses the clear delineations of self inside it.