Threshold

For many years prior to this body of work, I had painted about an old family house, a gathering place for four generations.  The paintings in Threshold explore how its wrenching loss changed my conceptions of memory, belonging and my own inheritance of adulthood.  

As a result of the house’s sale, the paintings’ settings became unmoored and drifted outdoors to linger in the surrounding coastal landscape.  I found that as my wife and I celebrated the arrival of our first child, I visualized scenes that spoke of new wonder and possibility, while others still looked backwards toward the distant doorstep.