This work is about the inner and outer landscape of mind – perceptions and sensations evoked by edges of conscious thought and vision. Images of highly abstracted color as seen through either vertical or horizontal spaces within larger fields of paint evoke the way a person might experience the outside world through a turret window or the visor of a helmet from ancient times. How a person sees the world while being attacked or while defending themselves in such a narrow slice of vision to me seems very abstract. Reducing landscape mass to the brilliant coloration of the insect world is another abstraction as the pestilence outside increases in scale. Paintings in this series are multi layered, made using pigmented beeswax and inspired by the novels of Shirley Jackson and the HBO series Game of Thrones. 

 “Am I walking toward something I should be running away from?”— Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House