Epic Oils

2006–2010

Narrative paint­ing and its capac­ity to commu­ni­cate aspects of the human condi­tion inter­ests me. The Epic series can be seen as a medi­ta­tion on national and private histo­ries, on norma­tive and recluse mytholo­gies, on the stories we tell others and whis­per to ourselves. They repre­sent limi­nal events, both fact and fable, that happen in the in-between places. They happen in mid air and in clut­tered alleys, on foamy shores and creaky bridges.  Like osti­natos in music, certain char­ac­ters or figures persist and reap­pear in these paint­ings, as they do in the atten­dant Epic drawings.