You paint with paint and yellow is yellow. Generalizations can be as vague or limiting as we

allow, and alluding to them creates a niche for my studio practice to thrive. Through paint generalities

I generate perceptual nuances that cause retinal stimulation caused by layering similar hues of

yellow atop one another. Utilization of media follow suit, visually wrestling for the spotlight. Expectations

of what is considered sculpture or painting are exaggerated for the compositional battle, and the

form is dictated by the inherent nature of the

material.


These generalizations also branch into cultural associations a material such as spandex serves,

tawdry in its presentation, yet initially an expensive fabric. If the wearer assumes the brazen qualities assigned to spandex, glitter and snaps, does my

work as well? With heroic art practices like oil

painting and the structural trust gained through my wood forms, I can rescue the integrity of these

innocent materials by referencing generalized art issues.


I create works that raise questions rather than statements, with curiosity for uncovering cultural associations through artistic applications. Assumed conflicts are resolved when the viewer discovers

subtle details that could be overlooked due to

intensity of colors and bold structural forms.

My work gives validity back to discredited material

with support from tried and true forms and media, causing conversation with image, object and material.