The oppositions of temporality and impermanence, perfection and insufficiency occupy my work as an artist. As a counter balance to our culture of consumption and perfection, I am drawn to the aesthetics of eastern thought. The Japanese aesthetic concept wabi-sabi recognizes the beauty of impermanence, incompleteness and imperfection in life.
Ambiguity within the creative process invites questions about the uncertain nature of attraction and aversion. How can a work of art be both alluring and provocative simultaneously? What provocations can my work offer to the viewer within the context of pleasurable color and buoyant shapes? How can I convey a balance between the ideal and the real; between beauty and truth.
In the painting studio, oppositional concepts are realized in the color contrasts, shifts in scale, spatial arrangement and layering of forms. Forms and shapes of varying sizes float buoyantly close to the surface. Joyful warm and cool colors add lightness to the jostling shapes while inexplicable elements peer out from behind, drift across the field or invade the edges of the painting.
The crowded compositions challenge us to make sense of relationships poised on the edge of entropy or the beginning of a new world.