The mystery of creation is an interpretation and a language created between the duality of one’s metaphysical perceptions. The duality of the familiar against the uniqueness of the spirit is played out between the two-dimensionality of the canvas and the three dimensional world of the artist. This duality is developed when the simplification of ideas melds with an interpretation of Truth to form mystery, the Magic in Art. I have developed over the years a body of work interwoven through a multi-dimensionality founded upon an intense desire to express. In each of my paintings, layers are used as tools to better articulate my vision. Each layer is heavily intertwined with the others and equally important in activating the intensity of the piece. The surface qualities of each piece are defined by the interplay of stroke and color creating both a visual and emotional movement. The complexity of each stroke, the creation of form through color, and the nuance of feeling through value, a visual movement is developed. This helps to transcend the visual layers and unveil the spirit of the piece.
Through the use of composition and building of elements, one is visually guided. The repetition of rhythm plays against balance, shape and line sculpted by color which leads one internally to the next dimension within the piece. By integrating the golden mean with the classical elements of composition, the pieces are more firmly grounded together.
The use of symbolic personalities and figures attracts and invites one to delve deeper into the construct from which the symbols are born. Repetition of these elements supports the main idea of each individual piece as well as the complete body of work. The dimensions and layers work to uphold and strengthen each other, generating a synergetic whole.
The genesis, or foundation layer, is rooted in the process of engaging and inspiring. The paintings represent metaphorical elements of change. Art leads to a more profound concept of life. Art itself is a profound expression of feeling. The use of visual means expresses my optimistic view of the world. My vision of beauty comes from confronting and being present for all aspects of life whether it is the form and curve of a wine bottle or the interaction of people both physically and metaphorically.