My work exists in the space between the universal and personal. When we think of a crashing wave, rarely are we able to conjure an exact mental picture; rather, our memories act as approximations of what we have told ourselves these forms look like. My paintings exist within this memory-as-reality, semi-rational in their structure. Using the language of landscape painting as an abstract bridge between figuration and abstraction, I am able to simultaneously reference past, present, and future. This nod creates a limbo between polarities of natural and artificial, action and frozen, real and imagined and is where the narrative starts.