work while in progress is densely layered, and often lingers in ambiguity
before revealing itself. I live with it, watching, looking for clues
to follow. A painting can come to life in a moment, but frequently this
process takes years, with each preceding layer forming part of its history.
The completed piece often does not represent anything specific, rather
it becomes as if it were a fragment of nature itself. That, at least,
is my hope. Rock clusters and waterfalls, atmospheric light, mist, stone
walls, biological shapes, architectural constructs, outer space, human
anatomy, graffiti and plant life are some of many elements which may
appear and intermingle.
I am also inspired by: moonlight, the pulse of drumming, decisive and
complex sidewalk cracks, frenetic music, the stirring of wine ... and
intrigued by: brownish paintings in dusty lodges, antiquated record
labels, mathematical equations, theories on the origin of the universe,
How tedious to write artists statements, Ill soon lose
my desire to paint !