The past is my playground. I find historical remnants and give them a new life in our contemporary world. I go to estate sales and move through rooms that one family occupied for decades, searching through piles of photographs of people I have never met. Walking the San Francisco city streets I see old theaters and buildings that glow under the residue of ever changing ads and construction. I am interested in how one place possesses many moods and the unseen gritty elements of the familiar imagery of life. Time manipulates a place and in turn makes it richer, painting these places and figures are my way of time travel.