I consider other people’s creations, most recently photos posted to social media platforms, and how I can inhabit them as a painter. Images I select are compelling to me for their both their narrative and formal possibilities. I build up the surface of the canvas with acrylic medium to interfere with my attempts at capturing the photo faithfully. The paint runs interference and creates something like a painterly hand in the finished piece. Building the paint into a relief also serves to animate the photo; elements cast their own shadows and lead to a reading in a re-photograph that is distinct from its experience in the space of a gallery.