So this is some work from this fall that I made at the couple of residencies I was at.
I was working with all this b&w work from the past year. A year that was made up of many highs and lows but all I could seem to remember were, of course, all the highs.
I am not alone in this selective memory, over embellishment, romanticization thing. As far as I know, we all do it.
So I started to paint in the saturated atmosphere that I remembered each place to have. I would begin transferring the key lines from an image to this crazy plastic paper called Yupo. Next, I would summon the color gods to jog my memory of each scene. Then, I would print that image over top of the painting, and close my eyes and wait.
These are some. There are others, and more to come. Just a little game of memory jog romance.