Although I work in abstraction, my paintings are autobiographical, forming a diary of my daily experience parenting two young children. The paintings are assembled from multiple pieces of wood joined in an off-kilter union developed through intuition and experimentation. Passages of trompe l’oeil woodgrain echo hardwood flooring, tabletops, and furniture, situating the images in the psychic space of domesticity. My emphasis on children and home rejects old models of masculinity, particularly as they relate to patriarchy and the archetype of the egomaniacal male artist. I am interested in the intimacy and confusion of family life as a subject of artistic investigation and public discourse.