acrylic varnish, oil paint & burning on cradeled FSC Certified Sustainably Harvested panel, 18.5" x 11" x 1.5", 2020
"I see my work as a re-construction, rather than a representation, of my perceived and experienced reality. I find the small moments of dissonance, interruption, accident, disintegration essential to the overall goal of the process, which is harmony, synthesis, integration, actualization. Images or patterns or abstract motifs, whatever the subject, the process, the physical act of mark making, becomes the essential virtue in the work. In this way, it is a biological act, like making love. But there is also the aspiration towards the sublime...a keen awareness of the coming on of the night...a yearning to burn brightly, before the dark."