Artist’s Statement

‘Energy can be defined by the physical properties of matter and radiation that manifest as a capacity to perform work such as causing motion or the interaction of molecules.’

The effect of energy can be noticed through the act of decay upon both the natural and man-made world. From decomposing billboards on our urban landscape to the formation of rust on metal left out in the rain, I am interested in capturing a moment of decomposition.

Elements found in nature harness large amounts of energy. The behavioral study of these elements and their effect on nature serve as inspiration in my practice. Through the physical act of applying media to the canvas, or building structures, I become the vehicle implementing these universal laws of energy This is an integral part of my creative process. Often my paintings and sculptural work mimic weathered surfaces, recreating moments of beauty out of what one might perceive as decay and destruction.

I use various methods to create these textures and layers. Variations in the density and application of media are another important aspect to my practice.

My work embodies the evolution of time and the immense forces of nature. The process and physical act of making art is important as the outcome. I use our expanding universe as a metaphor for endless possibilities of compositions. This allows for an energetic exchange to be captured with improvisation and without premeditation.

Loops

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Color Skew

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infinity curve

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Pieces to the Puzzle

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Long White Crackle Waves

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as calm as one can be…dark shadow

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