Jodi Hays (b. 1976, Hot Springs National Park, AR) is a painter whose work is partly influenced by a rural vernacular (of the American South). Her painting practice has become a way of note taking or organizing knowledge; landscape, abstraction, among others. These systems (grids) become a scaffold for pictorial inclinations. Stripes generate a placement in pattern, repetition and seriality. Textiles, associated with warmth, the body, pattern, domesticity and weave inform her work. Hard-edged shapes exist with more rounded/floral moves, inviting associations with the architecture of the rural; awnings, bead board, weathered boards and lumber. This core iconography elucidates a conversation on abstraction and a generative, inexhaustible mark.