Don't all the best things begin

with a mess?

(let's just agree on that right now) 

 

 

Each day's attempt to make some order out of chaos is daunting, and thrilling. 

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If progress is made...   some days that's enough. 

 

 Surface depth, texture, shifts in color, and translucency are some of the formal traits I pursue when working.  Inspiration comes from every shadowy corner of my life experience.  The world is a fascinating place to be, most of the time :). 

 

Based in Pottstown PA, I exhibit work in regional

and national shows and galleries.

"Remember,

what things look like is a convention,

not a truth"   - Wendell Castle

 

This quote is one of my favorites.  I need constant reminding that among the well worn paths leading to a definition of art,  there are always dimly lit side trails left unexplored.  To wander down one of those offers a chance to trip over something magical.

some insight into my process

My motto: more is more, until it isn't. Then, edit, edit, edit. The first part of the process is as thought-free as I can manage. I fight the need to control my materials, instead approaching them with the same curiosity I would have for any new place I might visit.  Success means in part, surrendering to the fact that I will never understand the work completely, but will come to appreciate innate complexities of material, and outcomes.  A kind of unfolding happens at first that does not move  toward a specific idea.  The undefined figures that emerge reflect thoughts about relationships or things I see around me.  Elements of abstraction stray toward the surreal and are best discovered in layers, through time.