Artist's Statement

The longstanding interests that have shaped my art practice have been an inquiry into the built environment and landscape; an interest in utopian and dystopian imagery and narratives; a fascination with the idea of the sublime, that which we can imagine but never fully represent or understand; and how the history of painting is tied up in all these things.

The impetus for my practice has always come out of looking at the built environment to glean some sense of the culture that created it. My understanding of the landscape is formed from my daily experience, from memory, and from the spaces and places that exist in our collective imagination through popular culture. Like the cultural geographer Denis Cosgrove, I believe that “landscape is not merely the world we see, it is a construction, a composition of that world. Landscape is a way of seeing the world.”