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For the last decade I have been making paintings and painting installations derived from found photographs and abandoned photo albums.
Seeking the truth of the past, not simply historical record, I investigate the images --seeking hidden expressions of intimacy and human interaction. The collections of resulting paintings often evolve into large installations.  
 

Recently completed, The New Orleans World's Fair Installation references snapshots I found in a Louisiana thrift store.  (23 panels of oil on Plexi glass on shelves). The plexi-glass panels include both reverse painting and direct painting in oil. 

I attended the New Orleans World's Fair as a teenager. 

My installation explores one individual's memory of a day at the fair; as well as a look back at the now obsolete cultural phenomenon of World Expositions. Additionally, I am working on a new group of larger scale paintings on plexi glass panels focusing on super zoomed in details of the snap-shots.

I found in a NYC thrift store a fan album of more than 100 early snapshots of the band Menudo.  One young girl had lovingly collected all of the snapshots. I was intrigued by her devotion to the band as well as the images of the young band.

 As a homage to both the young fan and the band, I completed an installation of oil and mylar paintings as well as more than a dozen paintings on canvas that refer to the found snapshots. By exploring one young fan's album of the band, the strong cultural impact of band in 80’s and 90’s is revealed.  2013-15

 

 

Fan snapshots of a 1980's Boy Band found in a thrift store album, are the focus of this painting series. Oil on mylar. 2011-2013

Galactic 99 is painting installation of 99 shaped panels of oil on wood and plexi. Both Galactic 99 installation and the Blue Screen series of paintings reference snapshots of  workers that I found taped to the wall of a pizzeria. In this series I investigate the role of the individual with in a group—studying how, in life, people come together randomly, interact and become close knit community.   2010-13

Blue Screen Series are 19 paintings that reference photos found on the wall of a Pizzeria. 2009-2012

The Galactic 99 installation and the Blue Screen series of paintings reference snapshots of workers that I found taped to the wall of a pizzeria.    

1970s Eyeshadow Series A group of unique ink jet transfer prints--drawn from photos in an album found at the Chelsea Flea Market. 

New York Story This project's source is an album found in the Chelsea Flea Market containing snapshots of a group of 1970’s era friends at a party. 25 shaped paintings. 2005-2006

Group Shot Italy 1972
An installation of 40 shaped panel paintings, referencing a family group photo found in the Rome flea market.
2007-2008

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