Artist Statement Submitted 2017These paintings represent visual metaphors that emerge from the examination of the common objects in my life and environment and how they relate to an “intimate” human condition. They are metaphors for identity, self-preservation, and mortality. Referred to as “ropography”; a depiction of things which lack importance. By focusing on insignificant objects I feel they often illustrate a greater significance pertaining to our addiction to possessions and our obsession with self-preservation. Most of the objects have personal and deep sentimental feelings attached to them.
My approach to painting is personal and intuitive. I try to think as little as possible about the work and let the subject matter surface from my subconscious or daily obsessions. This material develops from personal experiences and through obsessions I have with humanity as it relates to my search for identity.