My work explores painting as a meditative documentary of a personal continuance. Using a regimented process, I build layers of paint that create a distinct history within the painting. As the layers build upon each other, I employ a masking process that becomes integral in the communication of forms and textures within the work. Fragments of the paintings become forgotten or dismissed while others remain intact, allowing the work to become a window into itself. In this way, the history of the paintings is both forgotten and preserved, creating a subtle dialogue between the frontal and receding surfaces that remain. The results touch on ideas of personal memory and deeply rooted influences that create my own history as I am being constantly formed by external moments that affect internal definition. For better or worse, these moments form a compilation of forgotten and preserved memories that have both consciously and subconsciously formed my view of the surrounding world and how I interact with it.