RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)
Through successive paint layers, I suggest tangible concepts with abstract formations. The malleability of abstraction inspires me. These painted shapes or atmospheric "environments" incorporate more than the association of the title. Why is this shape in this particular location of the canvas? How does it affect the viewer individually? Does this creation evoke more than one idea or representational image? It is ultimately the unknown which influences my art whether it is romantic, pop, pseudo-raw, abstract expressionist, or a synthesis of these movements. I often incorporate cyclical themes with varying stages of destruction and rebirth. Toxic environments also influence the art. Overall, unfamiliar realms of life and of the subconscious drive my desire to paint. This is enhanced by an element of surprise regarding exactly how the paint will dry.