Creating art is meditation, play, and expressive journaling, which allow a series of moments to be captured. The intention of the assemblages is to allow the process of their execution speak as loudly as any subject matter that the viewer may resonate with. I hope to convey a sense of truth so that the viewers can make their own personal connections.
The images reveal themselves as layers of paint, fabric, and manipulated papers are added and removed from the board. It is a direct and instinctive process where decisions are made individually as the piece evolves. Reductive methods like sanding and scratching create a quality of aging and reveal hidden layers. Up-cycled materials such as reclaimed wood and rusted metal are used in the work allowing the energy of the past to be incorporated into the piece. Found elements such as pieces of furniture, vintage documents and random objects extend the story of the painted panels and connect to our personal histories. The wooden assemblages are intended to be bridges be tween the imaginary world of the painting and our physical world. They extend, delineate and divide the images in the paintings and interpret them into our reality.
A high altitude perspective informs the work as themes such as the environment, spirituality and manmade structures appear in the assemblages. Elements such as circles, waves, and lines repeat within the work and typically represent natural elements. A mystical world outside our own physical reality influences the process and content of the paintings.