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oil on wood
10 x 8.5 in
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My paintings help me to reconstruct my surroundings as a private world of controlled distortions.

Each painting begins with a simple line drawing on paper; the line navigates through space as a descriptive roadmap for the eye. I then cut, fold and glue the paper into three-dimensional objects that reflect the two-dimensional perspective of the drawing. I arrange the distorted paper objects into a diorama with side lighting, and use oils on wood to paint the scenario. The act of painting creates a third layer of distance from the original room and allows me to carefully acknowledge each glitch in the clumsy craftsmanship. I embrace these details as an imperfect retelling of the discrepancies between the hand, the eye and reality.