ABOUT THE WORK
Self-Expression = Self-Liberation
To see beyond any preconceptions is what abstract art should awaken and encourage
I refer to this body of work as Organic Architecture -
Lyrical and engaging, I feel a sense of recognition within these fluid, sensuous forms influenced by my interest in ethnographic art and graphic color. These images play within a specific set of ambiguous paradigms perhaps evoking thoughts and sensations that sparkle in our subconscious.
These synesthetic guided works are grounded by their unobstructive titles, - OA + predominant spectral color/descriptive .
In my paintings my vision of the world shifts into moments of unexplored enigmas and journeys of introspection where there is more to the world than meets the eye, and for me, that is where the fascination lies. Spontaneous mark-making, action and reaction, all influencing how these images are realized. These non-objective abstract arrangements somehow exist within the weightless constructs of time and space - curiously hypnotic, floating, interacting, balancing, where at any point in their creation their potential could shift and change direction, position, configuration and therefore significance. Gestures and motion guide lines and shapes, where every seemingly random stroke falls into place and there is an irrepressible exploration of color and space in anticipation of those euphoric, fortunate moments when everything feels right. The canvas merely provides a frame of reference for the anomalous rhythm to generate into a harmonious synthesis and where gravity seems to subside. Negative and positive space share the surface equally. One is nothing without the other. I want to give these organic forms a sense of freedom. Although their graphic architecture is restrained by the edges of the canvas, they feel as though they could continue on into infinity, free-flowing. These are dreamlike landscapes encountered within the unfamiliar realm between the known and the unknown, with the occasional whisper of the familiar, ultimately persuading the eye and the imagination to move them beyond their boundaries and into thought-provoking possibilities.....
The challenge & gratification is in the working of the medium, in abstract thought and in the limitless transformation of the surface. Like an unrehearsed dance, the inner voice listens to what is happening on the canvas. For me, art has always been an engaging synesthetic dialogue, where several senses are present throughout the creative process and of being equally aware and lost in the moment.
My background in the disciplines of fine art and design naturally and unconsciously inform each other with
a subliminal language as I paint, although they become unbound in my approach.
There is an enticing force in the freedom of abstraction, demanding ongoing experimentation in both concept and method, never setting limits in the pursuit of the unpredictable, unspoken true self through art and where the excitement of taking creative risks can result in a compelling and thought-provoking vibrant visual rhythm.
As the participant as well as observer, inevitably I become part of the evolution of every painting, expressing what inspires me and conveying my passion for the subjects I explore.