I am a non objective painter and dancer interested in mapping environments which no longer, or have yet come to exist, as a means to honor the source and cultures which bring them into being. Underwriting my drawing, painting and printmaking is inquiry into the tension between force and nuance, luminescence and concealment, compression and respiration. The work is non-objective and obliquely figurative, investigating architecture, landscape, position, scale, and most especially the resonance of color.
My work is informed by Analytic Cubism and the New York School of post-war American painting. Similar to my Modernist predecessors, my painting owes debt to Japanese printmaking for its technique and philosophy. My work aims to articulate a fascination with space and the forms which lend each environment its constitution and depth. Carved by line and organized by sequences of razing and stacking, my visual images house concrete and numinal regions, which serve to ponder the inscrutable.
As an educator, I consider it my job to facilitate each student’s unique language of Art. As a dancer, I am devoted to pursuit of somatic and physical mastery via sound practice. Painting in my lineage necessitates a serious inquiry into that which is non-verbal. In attempt to assign the invisible to form, I must first and foremost honor my visual learning style. My school of painting and teaching is predicated upon the accident. For this reason, all learning is of value. The flaw or quirk is an indicator of vitality with direct reference to the mystery of Nature.