STATEMENT


Color, as always, is my first thought and main consideration. Luxuriating in it is even more meaningful now that life has become so overwhelmingly precious. 


Geometry, and juxtaposition have also been my guiding considerations in making paintings for some time. Recently I've started to loosen up those concerns to find more pleasure in experiencing what materials will do and how I can spontaneously react to them. I have learned to deviate from the geometric approach when a work seems to need more expressive content. 


Unconventional and under-utilized materials such as repurposed rubber, leather, tarpaper and cardboard are now joined by painted slices of canvas that I treat as an addition to the mix rather than a support for it.  These rich materials add dimension and texture to my paintings. Shimmer and variety with a patina of wear and age also make repurposed copper and aluminum a rich part of my mix.  Destruction and transformation into new works of art is my method and my goal.

                                                                                                                             December 2021