Repetition and discovery are the guiding forces in the art I make. How can an artist’s image lexicon, their visual vocabulary, evolve and expand without losing a sense of cohesion and connection to what has come before? Capturing this sense of movement and displaying a recognizable foundational voice while also exploring and developing new strategies and techniques is one of the central concerns of my work. The repetition that generates from my practice is indirect in nature. It is as much about the breakdown as the reinforcement of the source material, a kind of echo and decay.
The root and inspiration for my art comes from many directions. I’m filtering everything I see, feel, think about, distilling it all. The end result takes the form of painting, sculpture, installation, video, sound, sometimes all of these at once. I think it works best when I am addressing an entire room or series of rooms, with all of the integral parts working together or against each other, crashing or flowing in sync to create a unified and charged environment. That said, it is crucial that each part stands on its own as a discrete object. The pieces of the whole are resolved and balanced within themselves, scaling up or down indefinitely.
I am fascinated by our confounding inability to describe our raw visual experience. What are we seeing when we really think about it and how did we miss it before? There are very few straightforward answers in my work but I hope and think it rewards close scrutiny and consideration. These objects are open fields of inquiry that can be understood in many different ways and from many different perspectives. The hope is that rather than learn a great deal about what I think or wish to tell the viewer about myself or the world, they take with them the types of questions that lead to unexpected insight and action. That is the role art has played for me and what I wish for my art to do for others.