Previous Work > Album (2001-2003)

Album

The subject of these paintings is family photographs.  The work is concerned both with individual memory, and with archetypal experiences of American family.  The paintings focus on the small or peripheral pieces of information (a gesture or facial expression, the pattern of a dress) that often function as the strongest memory triggers.

I want viewers to be able to access the kinds of experiences the paintings suggest, but for those experiences to be accessed in a way that retains their personal or specific qualities. The paintings provide a view of particular moments – and consider the way in which our memories of certain periods in our lives are filtered through snapshot images – without being tied to individual characters.

Yellow Tutu
alkyd on linen
10"x8"
October
alkyd on linen
8"x8"
Ohio Couple
alkyd on linen
10"x10"
Peach
alkyd on linen
10"x8"
Valley Christian Sports League
alkyd on linen
8"x10"
Vacation
alkyd on linen
10"x8"
Fancy
gouache and Flashe on paper
6"x5.5"
Ohio
gouache on paper
5.5"x4.5"
July
gouache and Flashe on paper
6"x5.5"
Occasion
gouache and Flashe on paper
6.5"x7"
Garbage
7"x6.5"
Flowered Dress
gouache and Flashe on paper
7"x6.5"
Gift
gouache and Flashe on paper
5.5"x7"
Rock Shirt
gouache and Flashe on paper
5.5"x6.5"
Lap
gouache and Flashe on paper
6"x6"
Mini Golf
gouache and Flashe on paper
5.5"x7"
Split
gouache and Flashe on paper
6"x6"
Strong Boy
gouache and Flashe on paper
6"x4.5"
Tennessee
gouache and Flashe on paper
6"x6"
Two Boys
gouache and Flashe on paper
4.5"x6"
Uncle
gouache and Flashe on paper
4.5"x6"
Unwrapped
gouache and Flashe on paper
5.5"x7"
Eggs
gouache and Flashe on paper
6.5"x5"
Drink
gouache and Flashe on paper
5.5"x7"
Cousins
gouache and Flashe on paper
7"x6"
Carousel
gouache and Flashe on paper
6"x7"
Christmas Photo
gouache and Flashe on paper
6"x5"
Aunt
gouache on paper
6.5"x5.5"