The focus of my artistic inquiry is the deconstruction and reimagining of the painting tradition. The bulk of this study is manifest in site-specific installations composed of the detritus of artists and artisans. Collecting, categorizing and displaying found materials, and examining the relationship of these displays to painting, drive my practice as an artist. I consider myself part of a generation of artists who are reinvigorating painting for the 21st century by expanding the materials and vocabulary of painting. I work with recycled non-traditional materials that I repurpose into paintings, which I install on architectural structures such as walls. I also use photography and video to re-contextualize some of the objects that I collect. Investigating the meaning assigned to materials often leads me to new discoveries.