As an artist whose paintings focus on architectural space, I am concerned with the ability of space, light, and environment to create an emotional effect. My work connects us because of the relative commonness of these spaces and shared experiences of familiar environments.
Using mostly public architectural spaces, I examine the interplay between light and shadow, form and structure, and explore the relationship between material substance and nothingness. Often, the spaces are in a state of transition, and the process of ruination serves to remind us of the transitory nature of life, the inevitability of loss, and the forces of change.
Paradoxically, it is within the nothingness of empty space that substance is found. The element of light is filled with a psychological weight that demands the viewer’s attention. In exploring the relationships between light and space, objects and emptiness, the work strives to make the viewer more conscious of the link between the material world and the intangible one.