My current body of work incorporates texture and textual memories to create paintings that long for the past, and celebrate the power of memory. I use a mixture of layered color blocking and imagined fonts inspired by old signage. I paint memories. I associate colors with my recollections and use them as a foundation for the piece. Simultaneously, I will let my approbation for vintage aesthetics in advertising and graphic design guide me in recreating a memory through text. These bits of text reference a sign or a place I want to remember. The imperfection of my lines are like the memories themselves in their discoloration. In creating these works of art I have come to appreciate hand painted lettering an art form in itself, and a craft I deeply admire. Through my references to homespun signage mixed with color studies I attempt to fuse commercial and high art.

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