Full Artist's statement
My non-representational approach is a search for logic. I look for affinities that unite the seemingly unrelated through a vocabulary of reusable shapes – heavily working through volume and void, inside and outside, positive and negative, original and imprint. The pieces presented here show construction and deconstruction as significant to each piece—evidence of the artist’s hand assertively applied. By cutting, tearing and layering, I puzzle through a process of subtraction – building by removing, deleting my way to clarity. The resulting images are built with deep marks, geometry and hard edges worked against a flow of delicate drawing, the fog of past images – memory of abandoned thoughts. Overlapping transparency connects layers; top becomes bottom, patterns advance and recede. I work toward this constant exchange searching for the rational thread and key to an internal logic. Still, I find it impossible to solve all the questions raised by each piece – so my intention is to present an experience that captures the beholder’s eye.