Subject Tags: line drawing abstract, original line drawing, line drawing, modern abstract expressionism, abstract art, abstract expressionism, abstract, modern contemporary, contemporary art, contemporary abstract, contemporary
Size: 11.02"W x 7.87"H x 0.08"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
A few thoughts on what my art process means to me:
- It brings me harmonious balance and growth - what is this life if not an extremely durable and fragile, mental and psycho-spiritual, personal experience of questions and answers. And to know each moment in each breath as a piece of memory ‘from’.
- Do the places I depict in my art really exist? I think I am making an attempt at constructing a form of existence based on what was and what will be, via emotional energies and ‘intuitive looking’.
- I don’t believe there ever was a beginning and never will be an end - only light, energy, and potential to be existing in this physical form temporarily; an ever-evolving process of infinite continuity.
I was born in the USA; grew up in Michigan and California. I studied painting, performance and film at the University of California, San Diego, and completed graduate coursework in film production/ animation/ and SFX at San Francisco State University. As a young boy, I remember making my first drawing of a bird in flight, burning and covered in orange and red flames. Symbolic of my early childhood I suppose. Later I made more drawings and paintings, mostly representational, of the things and people around me, then, eventually moved completely towards my/ the subconscious for images-ideas of expressive abstraction. Before moving to Brasil four years ago, I exhibited my paintings, drawings, and films in galleries and festivals in California, Washington, Michigan and New York. In Florianopolis, where I now live, I teach workshops on painting and drawing using intuitive techniques, and have had several exhibitions of my paintings and drawings (individual and group in Florianopolis and Rio do Sul).