Artist Statement Submitted 2015
Borrowing from the Quaker practice of silent worship, where focusing on an “Inner Light” is to cultivate and sustain a numinous presence, my paintings endeavor to unearth a sense of the sacred in the world. Landscape remnants act as anchor points to locations hovering between presence and absence. While layers of glazing produce luminosity and diaphanous atmospheres, inspiring stillness and contemplation. Each painting is worked and reworked, allowing images to disappear and emerge, until they reach a state of silence- a half step suspended between a pilgrimage and a conclusion. In this way, the work is more liminal than it is concrete and beckons towards that which is just on the precipice of comprehension.
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