Through making abstract paintings that want to defy traditional painting conventions, I’m interested in how my attempt to skew a traditional process informs disrupting everyday societal norms that attempt to define and place individuals and groups. Abstraction allows me to explore these concepts such as denying the edges of the surface with arbitrary shapes, the use of a black ground, drawing on the painting or referencing the backside with tacked remnants of linen—the relationships between flatness, dimension, imperfect geometry, fluidity, dullness, resurfacing, flip, cover-up, push/pull—attempting to mirror the flexibility and multi-layered realities that compose human identities.