PORTRAITS IN ABSENTIA
My work is a fusion of two genres — still life and portraiture. I call these paintings "portraits in absentia" — they are memories of lives (real or imagined) — of relationships, of spirits, of paths chosen or found.
I believe that an object — a pair of shoes, a dress, a shirt, retains something of the essence of the person who wore them. The things with which we adorn ourselves contain the shapes of our lives.