I absorbed the language of painting and visual art growing up in the 70’s and 80’s. Modern and contemporary art elicited a visceral response that offered me peace. It nurtured an open-mindedness that has continually rewarded my ability to appreciate perspective in art and relationships.
As an undergraduate, I immersed myself in the works of many great painters, including de Chirico, Motherwell and Pollock, whose Mural (1943) captivated me. Many an afternoon was spent on the gallery bench absorbing its magnitude and complexity.
The documentation, deconstruction and ultimate fragmentation of physical forms as seen through the evolution of modernism is of particular personal and academic interest. I am driven by the language of color, balance, line and the tension or release that can be imposed by such forms and ideas. The practice of creation for me is a determined effort to find cohesion in the physical and spiritual realm. I find it challenging and yet rewarding…
My hope is that my work can offer a type of communication that transcends ideology and provides a reflection point to enrich the beholder.
Thanks for looking.
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
– Anais Nin