These works celebrate paint while blurring the line between figurative and abstract. I use my camera roll for reference and images of family and friends drive the composition. Obligation and fantasy charge and bind domestic environments giving recent memories new form. Figure, object and landscape, spin out and smear together as the paintings shudder with a pulsing, nervous energy. I use anxious, frenetic mark making to mirror a rushing world distorted by apprehension. These paintings underscore the inherent emotional conflict of parenting young children, and the fragility of comfort and happiness in America today.