My recent oil paintings and watercolors investigate the physical manifestation of psychological states of mind. Through analysis of my own compulsions for perfection and order, and research into the psychology of hoarding, OCD and mental health, I seek a better understanding of the relationships between mind and matter and it's presence in the world around us.
As part of my research, I immersed myself into two environments that exemplify the relationships between our minds and the objects around us: the homes of hoarders and people with organizational OCD. Through these experiences, I have come to see physical surroundings as a projection or manifestation of the mind. By making paintings based on the compelling imagery I have garnered from these environments, I am not just representing these people’s possessions; I am painting portraits of their minds.