My painting evolves through a repetitive process in which an initial structure becomes an ambiguous undefined space strangely descriptive of things we might know but can't quite place. It's about following an impulse and a curiosity rather than knowing or expecting a certain outcome. This perception is defined by how what the eye sees triggers a series of responses and reactions.
Subjects are explored through the merging of paint and process - and indeed the process becomes, in many ways, the subject - the process being the layering of opaque and transparent color to create an overall surface quality emphasizing nuances of found and created visual phenomena. Simultaneously scraping, applying paint, making color decisions and editing, the cycle repeats until the painting achieves a cohesive state. However, revisions leave their mark to be incorporated into the history of the image.
Ultimately I am more concerned with making a painting and the work ethic involved. It is through this act of making that any true meaning exists. Therefore, a personal visual dialectic is created that represents life occurrences that are abstruse, but to which the viewers can give their own interpretations. The outcome of the process always requires a reciprocal commitment from the viewer.