Removing ones ability to see clearly is most important to my practice. When the image is clear It defines its own boundaries and tells you what it wants to be. When an image is out of focus, distorted, or gestural it becomes an invitation. The distorted image invites our memory, subconscious and imagination to make sense of the work and what it wants to be. If we accept the invitation, we become active participants in creating the meaning that lies within the artwork in front of us
This ongoing series is an exploration of the tension between restraint and expression, a dance between control and chaos. Utilizing multiple and often contradiction painting techniques, one subject is is communicated through multiple languages speaking in unison.