24 x 12 Oil on panel
I paint miniature objects from still-lifes and my imagination. The objects I depict in my paintings evoke idealized versions of various social institutions. The miniatures come with a set of social rules and regulations. They represent the way things are supposed to be; they model the American dream. This dream contrasts with the literal reality of the mundane tasks and emotions embodied by the subjects of my work. The paintings become glimpses of a scene or fragments of a narrative. Similar to a memory, they are fictional constructions of specific moments.