Artist Statement

My work combines elements from a traditional landscape genre with a pattern & decoration composition to formally investigate painting as a site for the juxtaposition of the Urban and Natural in an abstracted collage of continuity and rhythm. I'm using fluorescent paint and illuminate the paintings under black light or natural light to suggest a contrast of light between both the cityscape and landscape. This inspiration of light is a result of my observations while traveling throughout parks in the US, as well as large cities.