My father used to say that there was no such thing as getting lost, there was the long way and the short way, and you happened to be taking the circuitious route. Such is the path of my paintings. They may begin their lives with a reference to some place or object, a vase of flowers for example, but by the time we land wherever the journey of painting takes us, they rarely still refer specifically to that starting point.
Entering into a dialogue with a variety of tools and media I listen and watch for a picture to emerge — an image that presents a mysterious blend of color, shape and mark hiding as much as it reveals. By sifting through the recesses within to uncover fragments of experiences these paintings, with their layered histories that mirror my own, invite a closer look at what lies just below the surface.
My objective is to create visual poems that serve as a snapshot of a moment in time in which the anatomy of a memory can be explored through an abstract lens.
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