Secret Art Histories

2014 - 2016

I gather the elements used to create the multi-layered and surrealistic compositions by photographing original paintings hanging in museums. I approach each painting like a photographer, isolating and selecting parts from the larger whole. I transform, manipulate, and interweave photographs of multiple paintings to construct a historic painting that was never painted. My intention is to create an image that wavers between dualities: painting and photograph, reality and fiction, past and present. I hope the viewer shares my sense of eerie familiarity with the newly constructed narratives, recognizing shifting memories, fragmented dreams, and dark secrets within.