In 2012 through a combination of chance, luck and design, I landed in Miraloma Park, a residential, off-the-beaten-track neighborhood in San Francisco. I began to draw and paint as a way of familiarizing myself with the terrain of my new home. The series that resulted explores issues of location, dislocation and relocation as I go through the process of finding myself in a new landscape.
The neighborhood looms large in the view out of my East facing windows, where many of these paintings have begun. Teresita Ave curves up a hill revealing intense effects of light and shadow upon stacked forms. Walking up Teresita takes me to a spot where I can gaze West, back to my own window. If I turn to face East again, I find the Bay and Mt. Diablo rising above the Oakland Hills. Returning to my own window, I wonder how my current vantage point has been informed by the places in which I have already been. What are the implications of looking forward as well as looking back?