ARTIST STATEMENT
 

      My work reflects a disjointed sense of unease in an unpredictable world. Strong undercurrents of emotion combine with murky narratives of danger, loss and destruction. I channel contemporary events and blend them with incidents of memories in my own life. Paintings are constructed with bold lines and flattened shapes in pared-down compositions. Ambiguous spaces filled with idiosyncratic forms populate the work and act as a surrogate for the self. Rough, gritty and meaty surface qualities express my need to be direct and are achieved by applying thick layers of paint in a blunt mark. My creative process is directed but improvisational, incorporating the use of intentional and accidental mark making. 

      Ultimately, I aspire to create work that deepens our understanding of the ways in which certain personal meanings reflect the complex matrix of universally shared emotions.

 
 

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