My work is about engaging reality, including its abject elements. Responding to the impressions made during my encounter with such a place I seek to engage and examine not only its physical characteristics but my subjective response to witnessing them. I am interested in the idea of subtraction; the removal of material things from a place, or the removal of individuals from their dwellings. Using dilapidated interiors as a tableau, I seek to challenge the parameters of taste. In these works, I consider where abstraction and representation meet. I think of these disheveled domestic spaces psychological echo chambers. These paintings are relics whose surfaces have been distressed in a manner that parallels the nature of the external object to which they are referring.