Stephanie approaches her work as a series of edits to an ongoing narrative in which the boundaries between memory and fiction are permeable. Some paintings suggest tone, while others create structure, depict maps and plans, or introduce characters. Each artwork represents an individual element of a larger construct, made more or less apparent through varying degrees of abstraction.
The titles of her works are often personally significant and lend context to the otherwise abstract compositions. Some recount specific events and locations, while others reference songs or elements of dreams. Handwritten texts and stenciled characters reference signs and behave as footnotes. Often oblique or partially obscured, these elements of text hint at structure and play with the representation of language.
"Ship to Shore IV" encaustic on wooden panel, 10” x 10”