de-compositions; after the fall of November 8, 2016
               

These large-scale mixed-media paintings represent the despair experienced since the recent presidential election. Inspired by decaying leaves collected on my daily walks in Forest Park in Portland, they are a metaphor for the dissolution of democratic ideals modeled by our current government. The paintings have also segued into a series of hand-painted stop-motion animations that depict the leaf paintings decomposing over time.