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City Series

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“Remnants” 20×16

I am having an ongoing conversation in paint using the concept of layering and burying to explore the idea of recollection within a symbolic landscape. Like an archeologist that digs and reveals fragments of human history the layers represent the passage of time and the importance of memory.

Memory is the reduction and refinement of an original experience that has been enhanced with emotional content and value. These experiences identify with images that come to represent a place and time in our personal history. I try to collect and assemble the assortment of impressions and distill them to their essence and lay down the elements in form, composition, and color.

Within this broader conversation I am also exploring a second theme, which is the creation of a visual language that represents and redefines the word littoral. Littoral is defined as the zone where the land and sea come together. A meeting place of disparate worlds where opposites collide and interact. I explore this area looking at the affect of human intervention on what began as a natural landscape and I work to reformulate the word and expand it to include an alternate visual definition.

Burying ideas and images deep within the construct of a composition conveys a sense of connectivity as each layer interacts with the previous, but there also exist the feeling of disconnect and isolation that is congruous with the notion of urban life. It is this exploration of color, composition and light that entices and drives me.

c 99 %22Remnants%22 20x16 web

“In the Moment” 38×33

What is most compelling, I found the forms and images simplifying in the composition, giving the color fields a chance to interact and breathe.

 

c 96 %22In the Moment%22 38x33 web

“The Repercussions of Us” 16×20

A work of art is approached from many perspectives and directions. These varied paths unite and intersect to form a dimension and variety.

c 97 %22The Repercussions of Us%22 16x20 web

“The Day and the Night Together” 23×17

When there is nothing else and only you alone can feel it

Art is about the making, taking steps. Not necessarily walking as that implies pre-meditation to move toward, but taking steps. Maybe backwards maybe forwards or up or down. It’s the creative challenges realized and uncovered then attempted to solve.

c 92 %22The Day and the Night Together%22 23x17 web

“Fallout” 34×48

A new direction with some of the old. Live outside limitations.

c 95 %22Fallout%22 34x48 web

“On the Perspective of Being Wrong” 34×48

A painting must touch an emotion to last. Without emotion a painting is just an illustration. Its the experience in the present and in memory.c 93 %22On the Perspective of Being Wrong%22 34x48 web

“Landplay” 20 x 16

Invention is born of dissension not consensus. I am trying new directions, finding new paths, some that dead end and some that flourish.

c 94 %22Landplay%22 20x16 web

“Industry” 38″x34″

With a simplification of form there is more importance shifted to the color.

 

c 89 %22Industry%22 38x33 web

“The Surface of Seduction”

Memories define who we are. Memory is not a singularity but a process.

c 91 %22The Surface of Seduction%22 26x68 web

“Three Views”

Horizon fill the negative space of the composition and it strengthens the relationship between foreground and background. They are the blurred distance that is counterpoint to the hard edged foreground. Both contain fragments that are based on the incomplete visions that make up our memories

 

L 07 %22Three Views%22 33x38 web