My art is about life – creation, repurposing, evolution -- isn’t that what life is? Our world today is in a constant state of change. The change changes us, and we deconstruct and evolve what we think, what we know, and what we think we know in order to adapt and embrace that change.
I deconstruct materials to create. Separating materials from their intended purpose then converting them to layers and textures that ultimately create a play between the viewer’s perceived and real dimensions. Deconstruction and evolution continues as areas of each painting are built up and taken down with 2- and 3-dimensional elements infused throughout a piece until it becomes obvious that the painting is complete.
What drives my art is the need, dare I say the compulsion, to express the world the way I personally experience it – in all its conscious and unconscious manifestations. My work also plays with depth and space - real depth and the perceived depth - is a part of every painting. People often associate abstract art with being flat. My work challenges that in every possible way.
In a world where our lives are constantly and increasingly impacted by the intrusiveness of technology and the cold, hard challenges of world events, my art is intended to be a warm and comforting refuge – like the feeling you get when you enjoy the warmth and dancing flames of a fireplace on a brisk autumn evening.
I hope my art encourages each viewer to engage, imagine and dream. I am not trying to tell my story. We all see life through our own eyes with our own perspective. I invite viewers to find their own meaning and stories in my art.