My work aspires to straddle formal boundaries and balance chance occurrences with intent. Although my primary medium is paint, I do not consider the works to be paintings in the traditional sense. Rather, I manipulate paint to investigate its chromatic and material properties, its sculptural possibilities and its metaphoric capacity. I am especially fond of paint that surrenders to gravity. I peel, sand, splice and layer these pigment pours into playful works that evoke biotic forms accreting like microbial blooms.
The integration of chance outcomes within a methodical process allows for extended inquiry into the nature of paint while creating tension between light and its absence, opacity and translucency, flatness and dimensionality, spread and containment, coincidence and control. The grid, overt and implied, gives the works their structure, while my search for the beautiful spill drives the process. What I hope results is a hybrid organism that merges interior and exterior, blends science with fiction and thrives in the gap between the artificial and organic.