Night Vision #1 (detail)

Furthermore, can we even understand progress as a linear progression of events and moments? The thin washes, drips, and glazes become signifiers of temporal progression and transformation. I have juxtaposed these finely laid, thinly painted areas with thick, tar-like paint or flakey dense spaces that render the cotton and Thomas Jefferson’s face. These contrasts are meant to generate tensions and contradictions in the painting.