The representational rendering of an object, that is, portraying its outward appearance or shape, is part of the tradition of art. Likewise, creating abstractions has been the aspiration of many artists where often the goal of these works has been to translate reality as a formal device onto an artistic medium.
The objective of my work is not only to use abstraction as a formal device, but to investigate how abstraction is shaped by my personal vision through the connection of my intuitive processes and formal strategies. My goal is to make use of abstraction to allow expressively elevated, poetic imagery to emerge and discover unpremeditated narratives. This is achieved by using my invented intuitive working strategies that evoke unplanned images from investigations that make use of traditional and non-traditional methods and materials.
A variety of approaches from the traditions of art are employed—action painting, reductive/minimalist techniques, shaped panels, altering picture frame and plane, mixed media, digital painting/drawing, texture, and industrial materials.
I am passionate about creating art and am relentless in my studio investigations. I internalize the visual stimulation collected from visiting art museums, exhibitions, openings, performances, readings, etc. I draw upon this visual stimulation in a non-imitative way and trust myself to internalize and personalize things that strike me visually and intellectually. This information, transformed through studio investigations, is called forward intuitively into my works as either formal or narrative solutions.