Today we see art and architecture of the past as nobody saw it before, we perceive it in a different way. All of us see hundreds of images everyday in the cities in which we live. In no other form of society in history has there been such a concentration of images, such a density of visual messages. One may remember or forget these messages, but briefly one takes them in, and for a moment they stimulate the imagination by way of either memory or expectation. The image belongs to the moment. They never speak of the present, but often refer to the past and always speak of the future. We are so accustomed to being addressed by these images that we scarcely notice their total impact. A person may notice a particular image or piece of information because it corresponds to some particular interest they may have. The fact that these images belong to the moment, but speak of the future, produces a strange effect, which has become so familiar that we scarcely notice it. Usually we pass the image - walking, traveling, or on the TV screen, somewhat different but even then we are theoretically the active agent - we can look away, turn down the volume. Yet despite this, one has the impression that images are continually passing. What does this way of seeing mean for architecture and objects in general? Do we still consider the subjective aspect rather than the objective? Is architecture continuously being reduced to simply an image or object? Do we still 'see?'
My work combines shape, color, form, and architectural 'citygraphs'. The work literally translates a physical reality into a two-dimensional 'constructed map'. A map as a vehicle for a phenomenological way of 'seeing.'
The coalescence of various ideas, experiences, colors, images, feelings and constructed environments is how our imaginations provide us happiness and, in two dimensions, blend the experience of the 'art' of Art and Architecture."
"The contemporary Metropolis, I believe, is a series of fragmented 'instances' that, when rarely visualized as a whole, become a series of blurred locales referenced only by shape, color and image. A Metropolis is a navigational landscape, a series of adventures for the engaged. My art, I hope, is the two-dimensional journey of such a landscape. It is a completely unique journey for each individual - always taking on new meanings."
Recently won the Silver Prize in the international design competition "Design Do" Nagoya Japan, 2000
Currently working at Cooper Carry Architects in Atlanta Georgia.