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Chair / oil on canvas / 40 x 30 inches / 2017

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Studio / oil on two pieces of stretched canvas / 40 x 45 inches / 2016

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Roses / 16" x 16" / Acrylic on canvas / 2014

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South Window / 49 x 36 inches / oil on canvas / 2017

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North Window / oil on canvas / 60 x 40 inches / 2017

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Nicole / 16" x 12" / Oil on Canvas / 2016

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Alice and Sparrow / oil on canvas / 8" x 10" / 2016

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Dissection / oil on canvas / 62 x 56 inches / 2014

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Lea / 2012 / oil on linen / 20" x 30"

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Decapitated Naked Texting / 2012 / oil on linen / 37.5" x 37.5"

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Ancestors of Mine / 72" x 32" / Oil on Linen / 2012

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Dissociation / 2013 / oil on linen / 32" x 72" total (four individual canvases)

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Figures in a Field / After Adrian Piper / 2005 / oil on canvas / 24" x 36"

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Senegal / 2009 / oil on linen / 40" x 30"

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Baobab Tree / 2007 / oil on canvas / 42" x 34"

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I'm Gonna get me a Graveyard of my Own / 2007 / oil on canvas / 24" x 47"

The painting I’m Gonna Get Me a Graveyard of my Own is a combined early childhood photograph taken in Kenya. Initially, the elephants in the foreground are the subject of the work. However, it’s my father’s face in the rearview mirror and his arm on the steering wheel on which I ultimately focus. The interior space of the car, a frame around the landscape, is glazed red to stress the difference between my experience of that interior and the exterior world of the savanna: a lens through which I experienced post-colonial Africa as a child. Living as an American with the foreign service, my experience was hardly one of a native Kenyan. This painting, like many of my works, is more about that disconnect than any great insight into the landscape.

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