Mixed media drawing and painting on polyester fabric and acrylic. 2011-present.
Context is an important and seldom acknowledged element of all scholarly conversations, and nearby text (labels, catalogs, archival documents, and editorial content for example) always colors the way we perceive any written work. Placing the conversations that naturally occur between texts within a single object, these paintings take multiple scholarly subjects, chosen at random, and place them atop one another to examine the resulting interplay of shadow, line, and meaning.
History should be complicated and messy. By using the language of archives, maps, and curatorial labels within the work itself, these works about scholarship can start to approach the complexity of lived experience.