Statement by the Artist
The work I will be showing is, in part, a product of my investigation into the relationship between cliché and archetype, the mundane and the sublime, and the specific and the universal. These works are part of a continuing effort to compare and contrast the everyday world we know, with the unseen, the unknowable, and the unimaginable alternative realities that may lay just outside our perception.
I often work with found objects that are removed from their quotidian origins and alter them with painterly or sculptural techniques that may reveal insights hidden beneath the surface. I enter into a kind of dialogue with each object to discover its underlying potential and to understand what inspired my original attraction to it.
Key to that process is the production of numerous preparatory studies on paper that are instrumental in finding the appropriate iconography to express what I have found. The process is a search and discovery operation, resulting in a final product that may be a painted object, a polychrome sculpture, or maybe just a drawing.