Color and texture dominate my painting process. The placement of forms and selection of pigments invites tension and movement in the work. Intuitive marks and layered structures coincide to create active forms that imply mass and volume. These formal systems work together to reference the awareness of the mind. Some works explore general cognizance and others examine the exact point of comprehension.
The stitching and paper works also utilize color and texture, but in a much more measured way. They explore pattern and slow growth as a reference to the daily routine of physical effort and development. These works provide concrete material that informs the more incorporeal paintings, just as habitual labor informs our sudden realizations.