"Pollack inspired fluidity. A " Stream of conciousness", contained only by a canvas. A love letter to color. An unpredictability and wildness that is both a natural and deliberate flow of energy. A " Mirror to Nature" : A feeling of being calmed by the perceived chaos. An attempt at letting go."
I enjoy using acrylic and mix media usually finished with an epoxy resin in order to preserve the painting, but also to give it a specific aesthetic. I consider myself an abstract artist that enjoys the organic process and stream of consciousness involved in the abstract form. I always paint while listening to music( usually jazz) and let the song take me where i want to go. Ideally there is a marrying of the two that ends up expressing an implicit sense of movement in each painting. The other major aspect of my paintings is a celebration of color and, more specifically, how different combinations of colors evoke different emotions. Finally, I have always found objects that were "deteriorating" and weathered to me most beautiful. With my unfinished brush strokes and the removing of color to uncover new layers and images, i try to come back to the original construction of these finished objects, to deconstruct them and reveal the original craftsmanship that goes into the creation of a well made piece of carpentry.
The squeegee helps me to organically blur boundaries, just as life is " messy" but a perfect, somewhat intentional design: an amalgamation of the different thoughts, emotions, and events that shape us.. I love color and the combination of different colors. My main focus, while i scrape and chisel away in order to find new shapes and color, is to always be fluid and open, and avoid extreme rigidity while striving to further my technique.