muddle pictorial hierarchies

By referencing fiction, myth, and contradiction within the history of images and image making, I muddle pictorial hierarchies, exploit the illogical, shifting meanings and contexts of art history in an effort to delay its linearity. My paintings deal with the intersection of pictorial strategies and visual perception, and the process of borrowing the antagonizing logic of images from film techniques, to cartoons, to illustrative painting. In this way I attempt to delay linearity long enough to open a pathway between viewers and my painting, which enables them to imagine within the paintings rather than see prescribed meaning and concepts.