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Introduction

"Smoke and Ash" is a series of wax paintings, consisting of simple, elemental imagery, stark both in palette and in form. This body of work draws on the transformative power of fire. Although I consider the work abstract, the images allude to charred remains and to the absence of something once present. In 2019, I intentionally destroyed many of these paintings to create space for new work.

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