"Although my work sometimes employs landscape as subject, I am primarily interested in distance and edge. All art-making involves creating space—deep, shallow, flat, etc. The development of any particular space in a painting sets up distances: between viewer and subject as well as between formal elements and information points within the subject. Landscape imagery often employs deep space to guide the eye; I am interested in exploring this type of depth, not as an exercise in identifying specific places, but instead as a way to create environments that move deeply back and forth. I am also interested in shallow, flatter space as well; this involves far shorter distances between viewer and subject, often focusing primarily on or just below a painting's surface, as in the abstract work. Here, memory and experience (translated through form and content) speak to the viewer in a more intimate fashion."
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