"Before the taking of a toast and tea"
The images in this series of paintings are observed and imagined places where one can be in relationship with others and the world and the self. My use of scale, proportion, pattern and subtly shifting color are visual elements that create a slight perceptual and physical dislocation, not unlike encountering a one hundred year old bonsai tree.
These paintings are places where many kinds of time overlap. Concrete and ephemeral. There but not there. Phenomenon and mirage.