All at Once
My artwork activates the perceptual connection between artist, object (or environment), and viewer. In this new body of work I am continuing my exploration of the art object (or installation) as a catalyst for contemplation and meditation for viewer as well as the artist.
The process of making paintings combines thoughtful planning combined with intuitive, reactionary mark-making within the structure of the environment or painting support, requiring me to be fully “present” and focused when creating the work. The work is designed to pull the viewer into the present moment through use of subtle color variations and pigments or surfaces that change as the viewer moves around the work, and information is presented in a new context. The physicality of the material, no matter how slight, is an important aspect of the work. Irregular forms and patterns found in the natural world inspire the brushstrokes. Drips emanating from the marks ground them in space and alter their visual weight and presence. These marks are juxtaposed with the structure of clean white panels or architectural spaces, causing the elements to resonate from this interaction.