I've begun to realize from recent paintings that remembering and picturing places from memory seems more natural to me when done from an aerial perspective. I'm able to recall the larger gesture of past events, but it's the smaller stories and thoughts that escape me. 

This new observation has begun a train of thought in my painting. Humor me:

 Time removes memories from the original event in a similar way that distance and space removes an observer from a scene. There is a loss of control and focus. Memories often seem to average each other out, combing multiple perspectives into one overview. With these paintings, I would like to reflect that removal, providing a fuller context, but at the loss of intimacy and detail. 

A Sudden Recollection of Time Spent in Morenci, MI., Oil on Panel, 2'x2', 2015