My art develops from an abstract vocabulary inspired by the properties of water, fields, and their boundaries. I work to create a natural rhythm as a means to reflect spontaneous effects and the underlying forces as witnessed by the human spirit.
In my work, the analysis takes place on the surface of the painting. Layers are continuously reformulated by adding and removing material. My surfaces are candidly penetrated revealing consequences, which become embedded to varying degrees in the final form. I find this process akin to natural forces upon the physical world.
For me, making art is a journey to understand the natural world through the observance of movement, form, and color. It’s my approach to visual discovery.
Opening Reception, Friday, April 4
Gallery Talk, Saturday, April 2, 2014 at 11:30
“These drawings focus on subjects from the worlds of carnivals, travel, and the circus. The characters and experiences from these worlds are unusual and work as a kind of mythology for the modern age. The circus is one of the last places where we see “monsters” and “heroes” before us and these subjects share the virtue of taking us out of familiar realms and allowing us a new perspective on the world. And yet, as unusual as this world may be it is also a return to a childlike world of adventure and wonder. As Socrates suggested “philosophy begins in wonder” and I want my work to serve not only as icons of uncommon events but also as metaphors for aspects of our lives that we encounter every day."