My focus is on awareness of perception through explorations in space and movement. Inspired by the dynamics of motion and the effects of change through spatial relationships, I create op-art minded work oriented on a geometrical formalism.
The idea of movement and change is synonymous with the ongoing characteristics of life itself and my work draws influences from many sources. After graduating with a B.S. in 2002 an endless curiosity to explore the world led me to Europe, Africa, Central America and Polynesia. I lived in Prague, Czech Republic and it was there that I began to investigate the conceptual and formal qualities of art. Upon returning to the U.S. my insatiable urge to explore new horizons grew, as did my desire to express them through an art form. After taking up sailing I took a journey deep into the Pacific, voyaging among uninhabited islands in The Kingdom of Tonga. My experience was defined by the pure and natural beauty I was surrounded by, along with the technicality of operating a boat. Having the daily responsibilities of rigging, checking points of sail, plotting courses, and referring to charts I came to view things linearly and created work in response to this experience, which evolved to reference movement.
I continue to focus on fundamental lines and through optical illusions and transformation I create work that is made using systematic compositions and precision to deliberately overload the viewer’s optical circuits. Through a visual bombardment motion is induced, the eye becomes the “motor”, and the visual response is kinetic, facilitating perception of movement through presentations that appear to recede, advance, and vibrate.