is a process by which I can gauge, and record, the personal evolution of myself through a
physical, artistic medium. I paint in layers, starting with thin translucent washes and
build up to dense, encrusted, opaque saturation. The compositions and images undergo many
changes during the procedure. As I apply paint I also draw into it or scrape it away with
various utensils. Sometimes the paint is partially dry, causing it to ball up and form
burs, which I use to build texture.
Layering is a significant aspect in my work and also serves as a metaphor for personal and social development. Individuals and communities alike learn by examining the work of predecessors. This examination leads to a new and more informed response as well as a new and better understanding of why we are the way we are, thus re-initiating the process. I paint much the same way, continuously looking to find different ways to see, discover new ways of inventing, and yet developing a more informed approach with each resolve. I believe artistic expression is crucial for informing and nurturing self and society. Painting for me is a commitment in which I seek poetic integrity.
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