Re-Present is an exploration in the unfinished nature of memory and community; in this case, drawing from the people and my time in Kenya. As I painted, I was struck by what my memory could recall about these scene and perhaps more revealing, what was left out; colors, small details, maybe unimportant but maybe not. The paintings, while complete, have an unfinished quality about them which feels like the fog and clarity of my memory. I find that community also has this illusive quality. We nearly remember what it is like, and have a semblance of it, but we cannot pull up all the details. This became apparent to me upon my return from Kenya, where subsistence farmers live fulfilled in a substantial community centered around water. The palpable and powerful nature of community cannot be represented materially and maybe can only be remembered….