What is it that ties my work together? I have a fascination with structure; the visible structure in the world around us and the structure created within a painting. I see beauty in the balance between horizontal and vertical lines, the contrasts of light and dark, complementary colors and the opposition of hard and soft edges.
I am drawn to the underlying structures of the earth, especially rock formations or the bones of the earth that lie beneath us, as well as the tangle of roots below the earth or the interweaving of tree branches and the natural structure of plants.
Why do these things intrigue me? I believe that there are experiences and sensations that shape my journey through life. If I look within myself, I am constantly asking the question: what is it that causes me to experience my thoughts as they are? What are the structures within my consciousness that make me who I am?
Painting gives me a way to explore that question freely. Diving into my imagination and allowing the poetry and play of forms to come into being, I can explore the mystery of my awareness.
Where did I come from? When I look at the structures of the earth that inspire me, its rock formations, the forces of time and geology that shaped the planet, it is like looking into the past. I can’t travel into the past and I am limited by mortality, but the earth beneath my feet endures. Perhaps my paintings and the structures I create within them can endure for a while and have a life beyond my own as well.