Lost and Found

Artist Statement:

‘Lost and Found’ is a mixed-media portraiture series addressing my childhood experience of loneliness and imaginary relations. This work involved using old photographs from the 1940’s-1960’s found in various antique stores. Painting people whom I never met functioned as an allegory to my own past relationships. As I explored the concept of loneliness, I found that even through isolation, alienation and loneliness, people are still trying to communicate whether they know it or not.We all want to feel that we belong somehow. The series ‘Lost and Found’ allows the viewer, no matter how isolated they may be, to peel back their layers and feel that they can connect with any of the figures in the paintings and their stories.