Roads are a theme that runs through my work. The way in which they simultaneously connect and divide has always fascinated me. With these paintings, I wanted to both abstract the roadway to call attention to the geometry of their construction and also introduce a method of making artwork to capture the force of movement that exists as cars move rapidly. This was achieved through the fluidity of the ink that moves from one section to the other. This motion also has an ominous quality as it seeps beyond the boundaries of the tight geometry – perhaps evoking the wafting fumes that hover over the roadway. At the same time, I wanted to evoke the hardness of the road through the use of plaster applied directly to canvas. Finally, I wanted to bring an element from my own material archive through the fabric that I selected to paint the works on. In most cases, the material was from family member’s discarded clothing. The result is a work that has an intense tactility achieved through interrogating the medium of painting while also exhibiting a number of ways of working and general themes found elsewhere in my body of work.