I’m interested in the formal qualities of abstraction; I find myself predominantly drawn to color, shape, line, space, and texture. These formal (and material) components are not only valuable subjects to explore individually, but they constitute the vernacular I use to investigate the content of my work as a whole.
My paintings explore ideas of both seen and unseen logic inherent within systems. Systems (whether literal or metaphorical) assert significant influence over the perception, process, and outcome of personal experiences.
More specifically I am focused on abstraction related to mechanical components and piping constructs. The tubes, connectors, conduits, fluids, and mechanisms referenced in the work appear to have (or be part of) multiple selves that create a complex network, but are ultimately self-contained.