Between 2007 and 2011 I kept my studio in the Garnerville Arts Center near Haverstraw NY. It was an old Civil War uniform factory complex converted into studios. One of my neighbors downstairs was a self-described tin knocker which meant that he fabricated HVAC system parts. When he’d finished fabricating the parts he’d stack them up randomly in from of his shop before loading them onto a truck. These paintings were inspired by those forms. These were executed in tempera on heavy printmaking paper.
Like much of my work, I’m interested in establishing a coherent and consistent visual language that is referential to things in the world but obeys its own syntactical rules rather than looking like a space that one could inhabit.