I have developed a visual vocabulary drawn from both nature and industry. I often contrast the organic with the geometric, and make use of other visual opposites to create tension in the work. At times I also use dark void forms to symbolize the unconscious, the unknown, and refer to the initial state of being "Nothingness" as embedded in numerous creation myths and esoteric texts. I frequently use the image of water or the void itself in combination with an imposed linear structure, to arrive at a critical narrative while investigating paint application. This approach also enables me to explore the potential of combining painterly abstraction with hard edge abstraction while initiating both aesthetic content and cultural critique.
Discoveries drawn from ecological science and astronomy now are beginning to reshape how we see ourselves, the world and existence itself. The artist must now face the blank canvas and, once again, examine our place within existence. Thus, he or she plays an active role in the shaping of contemporary consciousness.
My work exists as a consequence of a well fought battle with the canvas and within my myself. The paintings themselves depict this struggle, yet within it, something emerges that is meaningful and aesthetic.