Toile - This new series contemplates the fermata, the pause, between memory and forgetting. Reality swirls between the living and the dead, friends and foe, combining portraits of people I know and clips of strangers I meet in passing. It examines memories kept and memories lost and being open to exploring this realm of ethers, events, and the spirits of those who shaped me as they reverberate on canvas of stone, wood, and cloth. The present takes on a new weight, in the solitude of the studio, conjuring what was, what is, and what will be.