LIGHTS ALL ASKEW IN THE HEAVENS

Truth is stranger than fiction—especially when taken out of context. Presented baldly without explanation or exposition, the events in our lives can become almost comically surreal, and I mean to imitate the moments of surreality inherent in personal experience. With paint as my medium, I stitch together characters and scenes from my history to create ambiguous narratives—near-plausible scenes that evoke dreams, theatre, history paintings, illustration, and ritual. The work addresses the complexities of interpersonal and environmental relationships and calls upon the viewer to construct relationships between the characters and spaces.