Artist Statement

My paintings evoke the landscape of a technicolor science fiction or of an internally illuminated world using a mashup of digitally processed fashion magazines, photographs and reproductions of other paintings.  Romantic and Classical traditions of incoherence and order pit against one another in the same field.  Faceted gemstones, luxury items which one normally uses to adorn one’s body, emerge as transformed objects for contemplation in a surreal setting. The intimate scale of these paintings pays homage to the magazine page and its electrified replacement, the computer screen, both of which claim to protect the democratic portability of the image.