Growing up on a farm I often saw my father absorbed in repairing machinery. He would try to “figure it out”. Although the images I make have significant meaning to me, drawing is the process that takes me to that greasy underground where you’re free to “figure it out”.

By layering paper on to wood I created a surface that could endure a lot of changes. I could tear, sand, or gouge. Maneuvering a sheet of plywood is a bonding experience.

I have always loved film and its ability to transport an audience. In my mind’s eye, when I place a shape on the edge of a painting and it gets cut, the remaining portion lives on. It hovers nearby and extends the boundaries.

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