To visit a place or situation that you've been in before-taking another look, re-visit, re-examine, return, to consider again especially with the possibility of change... a reconsideration- an idea that occurs after it is timely.
I view this work as a culmination of experiences and experimentation with different materials and techniques, such as painting, collage, printmaking, encaustics and drawing. Every piece builds on what has happened prior to the piece before it-what was learned and what was discovered. I want the way in which the materials are applied, scraped and torn away to be a reflection of the subject matter-like an archeological artifact that has many layers of history and memories. Allowing materials to be revealed in pieces or layering marks and materials creates a sense of a build up and break down, again mimicking layers of time and history.
All of the images that I explored in this body of work are of abandoned structures in a rural setting that I photographed many, many years ago. I would never consider painting these images now. Been there, done that. But then I began to wonder what it would be like to re-visit imagery that I had been interested in so long ago. Perhaps a reconsideration was in order. So I asked myself these simple questions: What do I bring to the work in terms of what I've experienced-new understandings, deeper meanings or even new meanings and new ways of working? How do all of those things impact the work?