Through my art, I explore the intersection of observation, recollection and architecture. I make mixed media paintings and site specific installations which explore the theory that we remember environments as compilations of elements with which we develop emotional or intellectual connections. I extract details (such as pattern, color, form and texture) from the urban environment and utilize them to trigger recognition of place. The results are layered, fragmented representations which convey the way we frame, archive, and recall our physical surroundings.
My subject matter is chosen as a means to ground myself in a tangible environment in which an understanding of the whole is made up of an experience of the parts.
Photo: Miles Frank