Human presence is a useful device in my work for melding autobiography with banal and idiosyncratic moments of everyday life.
The human figure – either through direct representation or through index – effectively reveals many layers of individual and social struggle.
However in figurative painting the nature of paint is sometimes lost to the practice of representation. I've found screen-printing to be an appropriate solution for deploying representational imagery against abstract expression, as well as an interesting metaphor for particular cultural systems in the themes of my work.
Silkscreen on paper, edition of 5
22" x 15"