My oil paintings create a space in which man-made and natural landscapes interact. I am interested in fusing specific landscapes with complex conglomerations of urban infrastructure, failing systems and detritus. I begin the process by painting and responding to the landscape on site. I find these landscapes in upstate New York, Vermont and locally in abandoned lots and construcion sites in the Bronx and Brooklyn. In my studio, I construct sculptures and installations out of found materials, cement, caulking, acrylic paint and Gel Medium. These constructions are arranged and lit. I paint portions of them into the plein-air landscapes. The resulting paintings are hybrid landscapes through which we view our relationship to the natural world around us.