I have been doggedly sunk in the muck of paint. Obsessively caught in the metaphorical net of hauling pattern, transparency and depth, I seem to also pull up randomness, opacity and flatness to join in each painting’s evolution. This series began as fish in water and over time has evolved into an image-less space. Still viscous, the work is flat, on the surface, as well as deep and without limit.
A moment of reflection can make it seem there’s been some linear reasoning to this applying and scraping, as if I knew what I was after from the start. But really the process and activity has directed my search. The accumulation, dredging and exposing of color, light and shape allow me to investigate an emotional depth and personal perspective that is a window into myself and at the same time a reflection of the world outside of me.