About This Piece
The Salton Sea, CA
I am a representational oil painter concerned with a dialogue between civilization and nature. I create loose narratives derived from visual journalism. Photography, plein-air painting, journal entries, and memory are my tools to recall a location. My work is geographic in its exploration, and focuses mainly on decomposing California landscapes. I am drawn to places with subjects that depict a fragile circumstance. These environments are scarred with the evidence of their histories. Through painting, I embrace the aesthetics of decay and the immense power of destruction and rebirth.