POSTCARDS FROM THE FUTURE SERIES
This series of 24 paintings from 2009 to 2011 are oil and charcoal on canvas on panel.
A postcard is more than a picture-place message. Postal cards, unlike digital messages, are a vehicle; a physical image of information, an implied method of transmission, a source and destination. They have substance in real time.
While these paintings may appear as pictures (of somewhere), they also exist expressly as physical objects (like a postcard). Evidence of the visible support (the painted panel that is also part of the image) anchors the work in the present reality. They are paintings which are not only a place in the mind, but documents at hand. They are a synthesis of past and future vision and they exist now. But they are not now what they were meant to be. Now is not a map of tomorrow.