ARTIST STATEMENT: ARTIST STATEMENT
Through painting and sculpture, I study geometric scintillation patterns and white light refractions through faceted forms – radiant prismatic color across geometric planes. The use of three dimensional planes creates the experience of an image that can be negotiated physically, where surfaces extrude, angle, or recede.
Beginning with observation, research, and assemblage of drawings, I distill compositions and geometric structures into mental, physical, and emotional spaces. Driven by geometric complexity, including patterned layers of encoded information, intricate crystallographic structures, and photographic imagery, and supported by color, I unearth new visual experiences. Color – emotional, symbolic, and cosmic – presents and both activates and reveals emotions to recall personal associations and past experiences buried deep in the subconscious.
Intrigued with the possibilities of seeing/perceiving the worlds beyond my natural visual range, I use digital methods and optical imaging technologies/devices. This pulls back the surfaces of things and distorts imagery or reveals hidden worlds, allowing me to observe inner patterns that exist microscopically.
I combine painting with sculptural elements to create dimensional paintings that transform physical and pictorial space. This expands the space, color, shape and pattern in my paintings, into complex 3-dimensional objects and negotiates both interior/exterior spaces to demonstrate poly-perspectivalness.