TIGER + WEEDS

oil on canvas . life-size (from 41" x 64" to 2" x 2") . 2007

bengal tiger + yellow clover sprout
bengal tiger + yellow clover sprout

tiger: 41" x 64” yellow alfalfa sprout: 2" x 2" 2007

crabgrass
crabgrass

4" x 3" 2007

dandelions
dandelions

3.5" x 4" + 3.5" x 4" 2007

amaranth
amaranth

5" x 3.5" 2007

purple alfalfa sprouts
purple alfalfa sprouts

3" x 2" 2007

TIGER + WEEDS
TIGER + WEEDS

41" x 64” 2007

mint
mint

6" x 6" 2007

yellow clover sprout
yellow clover sprout

2" x 2" 2007

crabgrass
crabgrass

4" x 5" 2007

yellow clover sprout
yellow clover sprout

2" x 2" 2007

My work is about how the physical space of the viewer interacts with the pictorial space of a painting. This interaction often creates a level of awkwardness, but it is this discomfort which keeps my paintings from becoming simply decoration and the wall simply a place to decorate. I want my paintings to activate the spaces they are in, making the surrounding architecture play an active role in the viewer's experience. In this regard, it is not always effective or appropriate for a painting to proclaim itself, to state its presence at eye level on the wall, or to even be seen by anyone - as tradition and expectation would suggest.