February 2011 Studio Center Work
The work made in my fourth residency at the Vermont Studio center had two distinct personalities. In the first part of my time there, I played with large scale narrative paintings that included mythological characters and otherworldly elements.
Half way through my residency, however, I received a call from home that our family business, an aircraft repair hangar, had burned to the ground. Being greatly affected by this news, I needed to process it via painting. Thus, the second series completed had a much different aspect. These paintings became very monochromatic and took on the form of abstract representationalism, for lack of a better descriptor. They were also much smaller, and intimate in size.
Interestingly, it was this latter, darker and more serious series that garnered the most attention.