My paintings are a recurring attempt to transmute the flotsam of the world—moldy strawberries, curls of yellow flypaper, and jars of pickles—into larger stories. My work embraces a multiplicity of forms of image-making without judging their status. I am equally interested in Dutch still life, Indian miniature painting, and Chinese restaurant menus. I believe any honest accounting of our world includes all three, shows each equal care, and therefore isn’t limited to a singular style or mode of making. Thus, each work requires new techniques, approaches, and journeys down rabbit holes. Together, my pieces form a body of work as disparate as the world that informs them, but linked by an interest in everyday moments and the vernacular image.