Undoubtedly for most people a stain signifies something unpleasant, something one is not supposed to see or acknowledge. I am interested in this automatic, negative reaction that people have to something very natural and physical. In this series, I foreground the accidental stains found on discarded mattresses as painterly marks that have value and which speak to our connection to nature and history.

Faux Johnson City Ghost
Faux Johnson City Ghost
oil on canvas over panel
32" x 32"