In the act of observing , an object, figure, the idea is understood, by my perspective, a place in time, and interpretation, an interactive relationship between myself and that which is observed. I have always felt, upon the rendering through painting a kind of intimacy is developed, though the act of mind, hand, heart. As a painter I explore the risk of materials and ideas, as well as the autonomy the work itself demands, in order to explore the unfamiliar, in the hopes of creating something new.
My inspiration comes from my environment and experience, I grew up and studied in the epicentre of chance, New York City, saturated with urban messaging, a landscape awash in pre-digital billboards built with layers upon layers of peeling information no longer conveying a single message but a visual distortion of fact, a decomposing testament to a rate of change not comprehensible by the average passerby. Though the means of the Abstract I attempt to make the unconscious, conscious by the use of allegory and symbolism to bridge the gap between the intellectual, thought filled real world, and the intuitive, spiritual world of the senses, in the hopes of imbuing the richness of a true and honest mythopoetic vision.