I paint seemingly banal subjects, that I believe have great beauty within them. My paramount concern is how to recreate the experience of seeing, which is an experience of processing an image through my entire body, through all of my senses. There are formal elements that attract me to subjects; the color, the relationship of one shape to another, and the textures of the surface. I am interested in understanding why certain things convey history and how. Layers of paint on walls, oddly matched tiles and graffiti, all show the history of a particular site and how it has been affected by people. Like scars, textures allude to what has happened in the past, the slow wearing away of the paths that we tread, leaving our marks as we go, anonymously or not. The poetry of overlooked, and overused, spaces fascinate and excite me.