STATEMENT

My paintings register the flux of living forms and the dynamic forces that underpin reality. Guided by simple instructions and concepts, my process is intuitive and physical. Movement, stillness, and breath, form the touchstone for all of my work.

Rooted in the practices of lyrical abstraction, I work in loose-knit series that are bound by common variables. My commitment to both process and craft, is a balancing act that fuels my encounter with each painting. The mystery of embodiment is an aspect of abstraction that intrigues me. Something resembling sorcery seems to enable the work.

Working in ink, with its unparalleled fluidity, staining intensity, and transparency, has become a steady aspect of my practice. Using both the kinesthetic gesture and organically arising stain forms, the painting becomes an alternate world of suggestive forms and spaces. Alongside these painterly concerns, I also engage fragments of the work within collage series. 

Drawn to the sensuous and the contemplative, the beautiful and the provocative, the primary address of my work is to the imagination and its body. Unstable images take on meaning, association, and even narrative possibilities. It finds some of its antecedents in the work of Chinese “flung ink” artists, as well as in the fluid manipulations of Abstract Expressionism, and the ecstatic uncertainties of Surrealism.