Christopher Zanko uses a visual pattern language to make bold abstractions of residential architecture. His carved and painted surfaces echo the veneers applied to mid-century modern homes. With increasingly systemised techniques and larger formats, Zanko works with a range of tools to develop highly nuanced textures. In the latest work he is making complex choices about how to render depth in relief style. There are now also uncarved painted areas, the grey of a rendered wall, for instance, that further crop and contain the images. Pathways in the foreground cut through the composition in parallel to the high contrast shadows cast onto the houses.