These arrangements borrow much from what I find most wonderful about classical traditions of still life representation. Objects both common and rare are brought together in unlikely companionship caught in the net of the artists desire, laid bare on the examining table of the picture plane. As such these cannot but help but depict relationships of form and function, and something that surpasses those as well; the contrasts and peculiarities of items conjure stories, familiarities, and observations of the cycles of daily living.
The surface on which these are painted is another object in itself; a found piece of cloth that often has its own history of domestic utility and artistry. Each object is painted with the care of a portrait; the details faithfully wrought to bring forth a likeness. And while alone they are unremarkable, together they develop new meaning; they become extraordinary.