Artist Statement

Artist Statement

“Observation mediated by light is essentially unstable and changing just as our ability to hold an experience is fleeting and subjective.”  Gary Garrels

Art as it is made and experienced emerges out of life as an essence of experience and memory, thought and feeling, where individual human reason, intellect and emotion all take their place.  Where sensations of color, surface, material, gesture, word, mark and time transfer room, plane and structure resulting in new or reflective experiences that are both retinal and cognitive.

My artwork, at best, is the simultaneous sense of losing and finding oneself at the same time-it is about the lasting importance of one’s own experience, history, and perspective.  The immediacy and intimacy of the objects I make or situations I construct emerges as an impulse and results in a considered kind of looking and subsequent seeing where one can slowly recognize connections to the nature of the experience itself.  I do not aim to articulate, render or represent information but rather to present a means for the viewer to reflect on their own perceptions.

By observing movement, light, change, process and occurrences in nature and time I come to my subjects and artistic inquiries.  In the working though and researching of this content, and a constant back and forth refining examination I attempt to distill my own narrative into an open platform where individual vantage point “finishes” the work.