My work has evolved from early figurative references that recognize and celebrate basic elements that are found in both nature and geometry. The abstracted forms refer back to a visual vocabulary that is set in my memory and accessed through the engagement of my creative process.
The use of color, light and shadow is grounded in my formal training as a practicing artist. It is the descriptive vehicle that I intentionally apply while it simultaneously remains invisible. My objective is the cohesion and transcendence of all these elements. When completed, each work of art becomes an abstract entity open to interpretation.
The grid plays an essential role in anchoring both my two dimensional works on paper and my three dimensional aluminum and steel wall pieces and sculptures.
The ghost images that hover beneath the surface of my works on paper create an illusionary space that is both real and imagined. The drawn elements are juxtaposed against a grid for orientation while the imagery musically dances across the surface inviting the viewer to engage and reinterpret what is given.
The wall pieces and sculptures physically move beyond the two-dimensional surface and play with light and shadow as a means of projecting and creating an illusionary space.
There is a strong correlation between my two and three-dimensional work. Together they generate a dialogue that invites an ongoing investigation.