Secret History, 2016, 12x16"

My works are pieced together using primarily a collection of my photographs from ancient sites and the natural world, but also found postcards, magazines, old prints and slides. Egg tempera, an age-old technique, is painted over the collages. The pigments have varying degrees of opacity or transparency and the color is suspended in a skin of egg yolk over the photographs. Italian pre Renaissance paintings have fascinating me for so long – in my current work I’ve adopted some of the palettes, panel compositions, and subject matter of these artists.