spaces people make

I force bodies into corners of a room, stack them up, or lean them against walls in semi-static positions of awkwardness and discomfort.

These figures, and the distorted perceptions of the spaces they inhabit, are a metaphor for human relation and experience. The spaces, in the paintings and in the material world, are laden with psychological and emotional presence when occupied with human forms. The images are startling and confrontational; they function as a dissection of my mental and physical relationships with others.

I am not concerned with a specific environment where the figures are performing definite actions, but rather I am questioning how the viewer empathizes with them emotionally and physically. The implied space allows an immediate connection between the viewer and the work, ultimately becoming an examination of the viewer’s relationship with myself.