"I think when I started painting from memory more literally and not from photographs of memories, which was during graduate school about 10 years ago, I thought I was painting a sort of whimsy, the way it feels to remember accumulated experiences around the same table or bed and how some things come into focus, while others distort.
M+C, 2018, Oil on panel, 24 x 26 inches
Now, that impulse feels darker, like I’m painting my fear that nothing stays glued down and who even am I in this identity as a mother. Thinking of myself so clearly as a painter before, it feels confusing to be seen and known to myself as a mother, often first, now. And having a child, I feel the passage of time so acutely."
Family Vacation, 2019, Oil on panel, 47 x 48 inches
Breakfast at 13th St, 2018, Oil on panel, 36 x 48 inches
Comforter with Flowers, 2017, Oil on panel, 30 x 24 inches
Tired Table, 2019, Oil on panel, 48 x 48 inches
Election Night, 2017, Oil on panel, 48 x 48 inches
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