In my "atmospheric
landscapes" I explore moments of perception-- fleeting visuals that we
experience without awareness- glimpses, fragments, outer frames of our visual
encounters. It is the sensation of these moments, both intimate and panoramic,
that allows the subconscious to leap from reality to imagination. I want to freeze these momentary images for
their evocative pleasures--- the air, the color, ambiguous and fleeting forms,
the near and distant possibilities, the simplicity and complexity of nature. It is my hope to form a personal connection
between the image and the mind’s eye of the viewer.
I also enjoy exploring themes of tension and contradiction in more abstract compositions. I believe oppositional forces are also a constant in contemporary life. I don't attempt to resolve these tensions but capture their energy through the explosive power of color and the animating force of light and movement. Abstraction allows for controlled liberties-- paint and color can be manipulated, juxtaposed, veiled and projected into imagery that we can reference however we wish for a uniquely personal and intimate experience.
With these intentions, my process is highly organic---working in layers in a spontaneous manner that allows an image to evolve with its own ecology and interpretive meaning.