This series is inspired by the built environment of the city, the steady erosion and distress of sturdy materials designed to last. It plays with the tension between permanence and change, transition and interrelation: as much as we are products of our surroundings, they are also reflections of us.
Despite this source material, the series is vibrant and complex. Layers of paint are added and removed; marks are veiled then obliterated. Each step in the process informs the next, creating a painting full of depth, richness, and texture. That process of layering itself evokes the compounding effect of emotional and physical changes — a kind of sentimentality, memories fading and resurfacing in hints of colour and light.