At the most basic level I am attempting to make interesting and beautiful things that ask to be considered.
We live our lives in a confluence of our physical and mental worlds, one informing the other. They are separate worlds, one sensing the experience of now, the other considering and conjuring the whole of it. Sometimes their focus is similar, often it is not. They exist and are brought together in the self. I am interested in making work that reference this phenomenon. Each image is a collection of separate parts, mental considerations, physical perceptions, and verbal expressions, that are brought together by context and often the structure of the frame. They are about the intimate and complex relationships we have with ourselves, those we love, the places where we find ourselves, and the seeming randomness of the everyday things we find around us. They are like a fractured mirror with each segment reflecting a different view of the whole. What is reflected is brought together in the viewing.
Technically the paintings are my exploration of visual, and to a lesser extent verbal, language. They are a consideration of how dialogue conveys meaning through formal structure and narrative content. I am attempting to expand my use of visual expression by making each painting an inquiry into the merger of traditional and contemporary visual vocabulary. I am working with the symbolic use of setting, time, and character, aesthetically gathered, to create content and beauty.