Wish Upon a Star, 2017
Wish upon a Star, 2017 – ongoing
Wish upon a Star is an ongoing series of over one hundred paintings that represent objects within a field of color. The paintings are made by placing found objects on top of magazine images of “dream things”: beautiful items, exotic trips, idealized houses void of dust or clutter. Paint is then sprayed across the page and around the object. The pigmented mist moves like light, ultimately stopping where the object meets the page. The result shows impact where the object and image touch, a gradation of shade where the shape of the object can be sensed, in contrast to the ghosts of images of “dream things,” which are barely sensed within the painted atmosphere.