The focus of all my work is "Form". And my love is color. Most pieces deal with reflection, either depicted, actual or captured through photography. I constantly address the ephemeral; the glimpse, the image seen from one angle, a flash, an edge lit up; light that is changing rapidly into darkness.
The objective paintings are primarily concerned with forms-the way they merge and emerge in space- and the glow of color in which they are enveloped. The more abstract mixed media work done thus far has dealt with the way surfaces interact; to dissolve into and replace one another. The tapestry like effect that results from disintegrating layers,laid side by side, has consistently drawn my attention. Much of this mixed media work was in black and white, as my focus was on structural similarities between otherwise different substances-structure can best be examined in black and white. Also Black white ochres and dark reds are traditional, some would call "primitive" colors, symbolic of and one with the processes and places from which they come- like straw, clay, blood and cinders. I have since returned to color, and now the works embody both objective painting and mixed media in more abstracted forms. The black reappears though in many works. The shadow; the void.
I see the objective paintings, non-objective artworks and my photographs, as connected through form. A goal is for them to converse with each other when exhibited- showing the same phenomena. This is presented through depiction of light color and form in the objective works: through light on the surface of diverse materials in the mixed media works and through captured light and form in the photographs. Hopefully the viewer, like me, will perceive that these are just different ways of studying the same effects. Edges, and their disappearance, are always of importance to me- an importance that manifests itself usually in the final stages of the work. The unconscious reappearance of formal qualities intrigues me. I believe these formal appearances embody and articulate the work's own subject- but only to the extent that I allow them to appear unimpeded, from my heart, my perceptions, my total experience. Sometimes this does not happen until much of the work has been done, when subject or intention are forgotten and I weave the different elements of myself together.
All of the work is inspired by nature, by light.
This site is in progress; earlier examples of objective and abstract paintings are being added as are, of course, newer ones. The work evolves slowly over time- and therefore so does this site.