As an artist I am drawn to the personal effects of our ‘domestic landscapes.’ These objects imprint our psyche, often connecting us to a memory, person, or place. A personal iconography has evolved from the commonplace depicted in my still-lifes. They form the visual vocabulary for narrative in my work. These approachable and collective symbols evoke a response that is uniquely personal and universal at the same time. In my most recent still lifes I am interested in the metaphor of shadows as a contextual focus; their ability to reveal, mimic, loom over, shelter, confuse and deceive. Depicting their duplicitous nature provides an additional layer of subtext to explore. Studying light and its altering of color are formally engaging for me. While exaggerating each slightly affords me a visual reality that resides somewhere between realism and surrealism.