Sight Unseen, charcoal and pastel on paper 30x22
Leavings: Disrupted Figure, charcoal and pastel on paper 24x18
I draw and paint observationally from everyday clutter around me: the clutter a metaphor for the pressure of time and space we live in. I look for a calmer world that can be found amidst the clutter. Thus an object can blend with a neighboring object to create a new image, a new language to deal with, to navigate the chaos. Sometimes these images take on the suggestion of a human form, a figure or figures. They emerge as a physical response to the world and my surroundings. Sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing. The environments for the figures are ambiguous.
Through examination of these forces in our day-to-day lives, I try to create images that are relatable, that the viewer can immediately respond to and perhaps realize that this chaos is universal and part of our contemporary world. Through this examination and excavation perhaps a calm can be found.