pain/T (2001-2021) Landscape is cover-up. I deconstruct the natural and architectural landscape into film reels of paint that tell a story I can no longer remember. By layering and interlacing a multitude of color strips, I reinvent topographical memories and reopen the scars that each landscape hides. A diary recording of flashback experiences conjure thoughts that are transported into colour film reels of paint, signifiers of experiences within each colour strip. Multitudes of strips become layers of lyrical scarring taking on the meanings represented in my journey through various societies. Interweaving within this aesthetic journey is a continuous playfulness in mark making. The playfully hypnotic painterly surface invites the viewer inside the canvas to engage in conversations between colour, light, space and texture. The tensions between these elements create a harmonious movement through the painting. The paintings use the purity of luminous colour, optical properties and physical texture of the paint to express narrative and metaphysical concerns.