Artist Statement

Using joint compound, acrylic paint and pencil, the artist follows a tightly constricted set of guidelines in creating work that captures the ineffable. Within the guidelines – a limited color palette, compositional motifs, and a hierarchy of steps – exist worlds of variation founded on principals of chance-based composition, popularized in music and art by John Cage, and artists exemplary of the Northwest School of art, such as Mark Tobey. In practice, this process oriented work is influenced by time, temperature, and music – which is a constant presence in the studio. The result is to provide work that is both calming, and agitating; work that creates an atmosphere, yet exists beyond conventional space, and captures a childlike sense of both fear and wonder.

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