I use snapshot photos—taken on my phone or camera or download from the internet—to inspire me to
create a painting utilizing traditional oil painting techniques. The paintings juxtapose an atmosphere of
everyday household scenes with culturally-charged images from the worlds of art and pop culture.
The light is electric and artificial, illuminating the subject while burning it at the same time.
I look for lighting conditions that are either excessive or insufficient in a way that impairs viewing. The
paintings investigate the human connection in a world of screens and applications, with the manner in
which photography affects how people build their identity, with the visible and the internal.
The results reflect the gap between photography and painting, between documenting a brief moment and
exploring it. It reveals the delicate tension between sight and blindness, reflection and transparency, glare
and flicker, connection and failing to connect.