Artist StatementMy work involves the process of simultaneous construction and deconstruction of patterns, shapes, and puzzles -- typically over a period of time, sometimes a day, a week, or occasionally a year.
I gather inspiration from any number of sources around me. Current events, music from or near the belly of rock and roll, or books of fiction can all inspire. I have written a number of short stories and read voraciously.
Once a canvas is selected, the paint flows in one direction, then another. I experiment with depth, building layers over time. All surprises are welcome here. Discipline knocks at the door and delivers the final word: Stop.
I prefer the knife over the brush; the large over the small.
Years of painting has led me to abstract expressionism. Artists such as Kline, Motherwell, and de Kooning offer a springboard into my exploration.