My paintings are in a way autobiographical. They focus on childhood and the places that made being a kid so special to me. Working on each piece has allowed me to re-enter specific eras of my life and indulge in the memories that come with them.
The over-simplified imagery reproduces the imperfection of each memory. No piece is representative of a specific time; instead they take me back to a place and the people who shared these early summers with me. The colors in my paintings reinforce the joy and freedom that comes with being a kid, while the distinct shapes within each piece work to retain the fleeting memory in the present.
Graduating from college marks the end of our childhoods. We are pushed from the nest of dependency in order to make it on our own in the real world. This collection of works is my way of paying tribute to my childhood, and more than just nostalgia, these paintings are an attempt to cling to a simpler time while acknowledging the partial memories before they are gone forever.