These themes are supported by energetic and fluid marks that sometimes define edges, but do so fluidly so that what is inside the shape is never fully contained and what is outside may find its way inside. The surface texture is aggressively worked and implies, either by buildup of marks or a buildup of medium, the idea of movement and passage of time. My work rises off the surface, creating a depth of field which is also physically compatible with the idea of movement and time.
Time is a weapon, an excuse, both a killer and an impetus for dreams, an incubator for reverie and poetry. Time is not linear, especially when making art. Everything I have ever done, heard, seen, tasted, smelled, or felt arrives at the work of art, most often in “fits and starts”, and sometimes as brief and exhilarating surges of creativity.
23.5″ x 23″
Get Behind the Mule In the Morning and Plow (apologies Tom waits)
24″ x 42″
Encaustic on wood and tarlatan, and monopint
18″ x 20″ x 6.5″
Epoxied eggshell on wood with lasered motif, polymer clay, clothed images
16.5″ x 8.5″ x 3″