Immersed in the scenery of my California homestead, I layer rural symbols onto images from an urban Brooklyn upbringing. Two environments, with distinct measures of time and modes of transportation, clash and fuse. Horses are riding cars, skyscrapers are exploding out of bodies of water. I explore various meanings of home, as city and country meet via paper-cut worlds.
My process involves drawing and painting these figures repeatedly, cutting them out, then playing around to see how they relate, as if solving a puzzle. Usually, the cut forms have lived many lives before I commit to fixing their place in a piece. As I experiment burying some and revealing others, the work’s territory expands and spills over the traditional confines of the page.