My paintings discuss what I perceive of landscapes through holes in the body, which take the forms of portals, caves, and vaginas often used interchangeably. The cave is both a hole in the earth and where experiences are felt through orifices in the body. The outside world penetrates the bodies. When inside becomes the outside of the bodies I explore abjection and the interconnections of queerness and landscape.
My paintings span various sizes, substrates, mediums, and forms. Some figures are cut out of wood and others are painted in colors of landscape they inhabit to show their connectivity. A painted frame often serves as a portal populated with ideographic markings. Colors within the work range from organic to non-local, psychological color. Variations in painting language creates tensions that often contradict one another. The glass grounds enhance the effect of memory and time in the landscape bodies.
The glass grounds of the smaller paintings enhance the skin-like quality of the paint, they also look like the literal ground of the earth. Smaller works show detailed imagery of body parts that vaguely resemble landscapes in the way they are painted.