REGENERATION SERIES STATEMENT REGENERATION is about the passive and active emotional declination of the past. It is my hope to bring a resolve to intense feelings of nostalgia, that present grievances between my present and the past. Although I cannot recover past experiences, or return to places I have a longing to be, I can recall and regenerate them to the canvas in an attempt to construct these sentimental memories from my past to the present. What I am finding however, is that within a sense of sentimental satisfaction there is a realized emptiness found in objects and places that no longer exist. Regenerating these constructs based on nostalgic impulses have not offered a resolve but rather, presents further sentimental devastation and a sense of emptiness throughout the series, in turn, leaving me with a yearning for that which is irrecoverable.