My work is an instinctual, physical, and spatial experience that reflects the contemporary American landscape. Paintings grow texturally as I layer surfaces with a variety of oil -based emulsions, then dig into, scrape, sand, and carve, revealing color and hidden environments. The implications of the paintings begin at a subconscious level, as I work the images continually unfold into my awareness of self and surroundings. When finished I have engaged my psyche in expressing my awareness of current events and a need to communicate.
I have grown attached to human made detritus. These forms are designed, manufactured, used, and then thrown away. The thrown away chunks of human-made materials take on a new aesthetic life as I render them into my work. The contemporary landscape themes have not disappeared, but have become the setting and atmosphere for this human-nature drama to take place. Imagine replanting these objects into the landscape much like a tree or a shrub, like a series of sight specific sculptures that drive the landscape narrative of a new reality.