It is not until I chip a molar that I become aware of how my teeth rest against each other.  It is discomforting and unsettling but I cannot help but explore the broken tooth with my tongue.  My work has evolved because of a similar curiosity.  I explore the possibilities of working with plywood in an unconventional way because it challenges me despite sometimes being unsuccessful.

As I travel I am drawn to structures and places that have been neglected and left to deteriorate under the sun and their own weight.  As time passes and memories fade I try to recall places I visited once, the feeling of scraping a knee on the sidewalk or the pattern on the ceiling of my bedroom.  If I could capture these places and objects my paintings would be a small collection of remnants from these journeys.

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Residency: October 2012 - January 2013
Art Exhibition: Friday, January 25 & Saturday, January 26
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