New York, New York+ MORE INFO
At the core of my work is a fascination with the human experience. As an artist, I am observing and commenting on the human condition on both an intimate and global level. Exploring those points of contact between a solitary individual and her/his/its environment takes me to the untouched mental and physical space that separates us from and connects us to one another. The dichotomies we are affected by and that define us are the root and structure that informs my work. While my work is abstract, the strength of my paintings comes from my training in the classical figurative tradition. I use classical principles both literally and metaphorically as the source vocabulary from which I develop my compositions. More specifically I am beginning to experiment with the addition of small pieces of collage to a canvas; accenting a central canvas with smaller canvases; and layering lines and shapes to develop the ‘accidental form.’ I am deeply interested in how a mark or color creates a shift that affects the entire composition. Central to my work is the analogy of line to form, light, color, and to the spaces these describe. My work continues to explore the fine line between perception and imagination through an articulation of compositional effects. Using line and form, I determine how much or how little information is necessary to communicate these shifts and impressions. Ultimately, I search for a balance in my work that evokes a whole world of connections.