Artist Statement

Why : 

 

Because I have to. 

 

Untethered I express my questions, concerns, observations and optimism about the state of the world and human condition through my work.

 

The chaos and integrity of Nature’s design inspires my gravitation towards the seductive audaciousness of the ornate.  

 

Nature creates for strength and sustainability which 

humans emulate for satisfaction.

 

Nature is efficient, meaningful and persistent.

 

Human nature is extravagant, illogical and sudden.

 

To me this is as fascinating as it is terrifying.

What : 

 

Abstract artworks that are explosions and expressions of what I find to be beautiful. 

 

Through an excess of color, layers, borrowed images, textures and phrases I work through my personal inquiry and opinions.

 

I find ordinary objects as curious substrates and am interested in juxtaposing chaos and commentary in extraordinary ways.

 

A welcome mat

A blanket

A jacket

A tile

A scarf

A wall of site specific wallpaper

A book

A moment

A building

 

All perfectly imperfect.

How :

I paint or pen, pixelate, print and photograph.

 

The painting is rarely, if ever, the final piece.  The patterns that emerge from digitizing and repetition take on a life of their own and create a matrix of intricate complexity that I find beautiful.

 

Abstract, 

Bold and Imperfect, 

Questioning and Optimistic.