My painting process is an intuitive dialogue with the composition as it develops on the canvas, with most pieces undergoing multiple permutations before acquiring a final form. Objects emerge, are scratched out and painted over, or are left as fragments and glimpses. The painting becomes a palimpsest with veiled skins obscured below the surface and is successful when it manifests as a tangible object, fleshy and fetishistic.
This current work is an exploration of the four modalities of the human experience: Body, Mind, Heart and Soul. To me, each of these rather diverse pieces reflects a different energy or state of being. One is a staccato of electric emotion, one evokes the weighty heft of a chunk of cliff-face, and still another pulses with an otherworldly dimension, like a message from the spirit world.
The Antiquarian's Strata (2010) 55.25 x 65.5 inches
Slow Lip of Fire (2010) 36 x 36 inches
Drifting Scribble of Shadows (2007) 48 x 61 inches
The Happiness That Lives in Your Chest (2010) 36 x 36 inches