Aesthetics of (Mis)Use

I've always been fascinated by degraded surfaces - rusty truck boxes, scratched tools, bent signage, Boba Fett's helmet. Beautiful veneers that change from the rigors of daily life. Chipped, scratched and faded but still useful. Each mark, gouge and dent tells a story, spins a yarn or becomes a fable with the truth buried forever. As I get older, these observations have become more personal. The dings and patinas we suffer through life do not keep us from the conversation but enhances it by providing an opportunity for us to create myths or mysteries. Absolute truth will always have a cloud of doubt for the observer because the past is a story we tell ourselves. This work explores that concept in minimalist forms and muted palettes.