Drawing reference from french new wave cinema, these paintings function as altered mnemonic devices that interrogate and rework the original act before the cinematic camera. These images seek to understand the cinematic event and the intention of the image after it has entered circulation. By rendering them as paintings, the artist’s hand plays a role in the translation of the photographic image into a more personal gesture. Using the vocabulary of the painterly gesture, these cinematic moments become haunting silhouettes of the past and speak to both the language of painting and the abstraction of thoughts. These are nuances replacing the familiar with a more comfortable disconnect from reality.