General Artist Statement

I am interested in the systems people create in order to organize what they perceive in the world around them.  These systems can be based in science, religion, psychology or philosophy. No matter how intellectual a system or idea may appear, I believe it is always filtered through our physical senses. For this reason I use imagery of the body to depict “moments of contact” between the self and the other.

In each work the fragmentation of the moments of contact lends ambiguity to both the pictorial space and to the boundary between the people portrayed.  Time is expressed as non-linear. Empty space and geometric elements are juxtaposed with organic imagery as a means to balance perspectives of reason and of the senses. Typically, the work appears to be a unit that references objectivity and systemization via mathematical or scientific observation.  When viewing the work at close range the system collapses, engaging the viewer intimately and personally. Due to the physical constraints of our being we are unable to interact with the work from both perspectives in the same time and space. My work makes this condition apparent, echoing our inherent struggle to simultaneously understand relationships from both the subjective and objective, the ordered and the chaotic. 







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