In this series, I combine photographs I’ve taken with painted shapes. Each photograph acts as a ground for the figure of a singular painted image. Both the photographs and the painted images represent found objects: the photographs are street scenes, ceilings, window treatments, sculptural fragments, etc.; the paintings are gestural abstractions of botanical fragments, used balloons, pieces of leather, etc. The photographs present various scales from streetscape to close-ups, and these collide and interact with the singular painted shapes, derived from small objects painted at nearly one-to-one scale. The surface of each piece is a dialogue between the digitally captured photograph and the hand-painted shape, of two materially distinct representational processes. This is a play of found scenes and found objects, in most cases things that show their history and have often been ignored or discarded. I come upon these things in the world, and then re-call attention to them by concentrating on their shapes, surfaces, and framing, combining the resulting images in overt juxtaposition.