I paint to give expression to the experience of inhabiting space.
I paint to give expression to the experience of inhabiting space.I am involved in a practice of recording visual events in order to understand the impact of the physical on the emotional world around me. My hope is to create a geometric object that embodies a poetic, physical translation of place. The geometry found in architectural forms holds my attention.
I am particularly interested in the vernacular architecture of places that I know well. I live in Southern Maryland and have been interested in historic chapels, barns, houses and temporary billboards. Through the accumulation of remembered experiences, I create objects made out of blocks, paper, and paint that imply a narrative of time observed and felt by the viewer. Embedded in my process is the choice to slow down the speed of information and find meaning in subtle variation. I layer paint on the canvas, block on block, and paper on paper until a sensation of spatial elasticity is realized.
In each object that I make, I distill shape, line and color into the simplest components creating a body of work where time and sequence become important. I work on many surfaces at once, altering the arrangement of built surfaces of line, shape and color in subtle degrees, much like a choreographer would alter a repetitive action across the stage.