Christmas 2006

Oil Paint, Wood Panel, Tape
December 2017

Houses bear the marks of the life occurring within. The space begins to show the strain of the human presence becoming a metaphor of those who inhabit it. The pieces Knee and Christmas 2006 fixate on the moments of human interaction with the physical space of the home. The presence of an individual in these spaces is implied rather than directly represented.

The painted elements of these works depict the physical embodiment of this interaction. The care dedicated to the paintings references the area of focus in our visual perception and how these visuals are translated into memory—losing depth, clarity, and color as they fade into the periphery. The tape reinforces this fading, providing a frame and a context to the work, but not demanding attention.