The Freshness of Mourning

This body of work explores themes of memory, loss and identity through images of waste and decay in our natural and built environments.  Inspired in part by the poem “Man on a Dump” by Wallace Stevens, these mixed media drawings/paintings on paper and wood celebrate that which is decorative in the discarded and seek to re-appropriate the sightly in what is unsightly. Pitting eerie skies and other natural phenomenon against the refuse and detritus found in digital and other types of dumps, the work seeks to reconcile the unwanted with the newly imagined.