Sahara (Recycled), 2004-07
In the series "Sahara (Recycled)," I work with different types of used oil and acrylic paint recycled from my old paintings and sand from the Sahara Desert mixed with glue and paint. Some of the paint is old paint that I have squeezed out of tubes and left to stabilize, before scraping it off canvases. Some of the paint is residue from paintings that I washed in a washing machine. I collected the residue and then formed it into wads or ground it with oil into new paint.

These are paintings about paint, exploring the physical properties of paint and paintings. At the same time, they are an attempt to reinvent abstract painting for myself by making paintings that are both abstract and conceptual in nature.