PAINTINGS / DRAWINGS: Current Projects: What's Left Over, 2006/2017
Created in 2006 in Queens, NY, "What's Left Over" is a series of paintings that has been recently reinstalled in Reno, NV, in the newly renovated Renaissance Hotel.
These works are a part of a series of 6 paintings, oil on linen, white paint on a black ground, and evoke the photographic negative, a photogram, or an x-ray. However, unlike any of these comparisons, the paintings are made by hand, in direct response to an object itself, in this case, a bouquet of dead flowers. Each painting in the series measures 54in x 90in, enforcing a relation to a human scale. The white paint on the black surface is transparent in parts, and the brushstrokes are present as evidence of potential life left inside what is already dead.