dream like memories

For the past four years my work has explored personal memory, home, and family history. Photographs and maps are hand cut into intricate stencils, some images requiring three or four separate overlays. These varied images are layered in single compositions to create an often dream like space of hazy memories, experiences, and places. The tension between reason and intuition, detail and spontaneity, control and abandon is evident in the process of detailed cut stencils and the unpredictability of the paint. This also manifests in the thematic investigation into identity, memory, generations, and the social structures that define us.