These paintings represent a newer body of work, the main questions of which are how a self is constructed and performed, and how a painting produces meaning in our present context. "Impersonation" is one of the main themes, with me in disguise as a different painter, or me inhabiting the history of art, or a painting in disugise as a sheep. The paintings are often made by layering imagery on top of each other, each image representing a "potential" subject of the painting, though the content of the work is this question fo what the imagery that is given has to do with the meaning of the work.
There is a distancing from reality that takes place in the work, or an inability to determine what that reality consists of. There are fictionalized narratives, vacations that never took place. There is a growing concern with the proliferation of seemingly-disconnected narratives, the strangeness and otherness of life as it is viewed versus life as it is lived. There is the "spin" of Degas' dancers as they meet our very unstable ground, the "spin" of media and ideology, the "warp" of the digital as well as the "imbalanced" financial system.