What is most interesting in life isn’t immediately obvious, but instead is realized only after a closer look. In my art, it is the adding and subtracting of multiple layers, resulting in textured surfaces rich in detail that creates a sense of discovery.
I am inspired by patterns found in nature, architecture and design, and I discover connections between patterns in unexpected places: construction sites, libraries, salvage yards, beaches and urban rooftops.
I also am drawn to objects and images that have surprising colors, opposing textures or juxtaposed shapes: stacked black pipes on crumbled cement, plastic bottles washed up on rocks, boats reflected on water, scaffolding silhouetted against the sky. By collecting, refining and combining these images, I create an evolving visual language.
My studio practice is experimental and physical, a kind of moving meditation. I work in silence, with no electronics or music. My process is instinctive. I begin by loading the canvas with an excess of materials. I then tear, sand and scrape them away. Remnants of fabric, wood, scrap metal and paint are revealed. This editing process creates interplay between intention and accident that continues until I reach equilibrium. A final work is one that changes with each viewing, yet feels whole and complete.