A still image is only a very, slowly, moving, one.
I make intimate abstract oil paintings that use time as a medium and context.
Through the recurrence of mark making, points in time are given a vehicle.
My process is improvisational, fed by a practice of deep listening and observation.
I experience sound and light as haptic sensations and transcribe those felt textures onto
the painting, creating a record of experiential time.
On wood and paper I push and pull mineral paints and pigments onto a ground
of absorbent earth––clay, chalk.
The resulting painted surface reflects a dynamism akin to the vibrations of sound
across a pool of water, or shadows on a wall.
Artifacts of narrative are introduced in the work as gates, mirrors, and curtains,
whose function is allegorical.
Moving through the world, I sift through the histories and objects, melodies and colors,
seeking signals to form a syntax.
Informed by the auratic presence of place, my painting is a choreography of my attachment.
My purpose is poetic, reflected in the view slipping past the passenger window.