My practice is focused on un-packing and re-packing the tropes of modernism to open up new possibilities and to rediscover what may have been left behind. Rather than viewing “modernist painting” as a static history, I see it as open to change. I am exploring the legacy of modernism by reinterpreting the artifact. In my Hard-edge series I am taking apart, re-making, and engaging in a dialogue with of the history of modernist painting. Masking tape is used as a symbol by referencing its historical use as a painterly tool. I use a trompe-l'oeil technique to create uncanny representations of masking tape with acrylic paint.