Size: 38"W x 52"H x 3"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I was influenced by the chemistry of being.
My art is relational. I have always been fascinated by creation myths and I perceive the universe as having evolved from one catastrophic event. From one point, everything emerges, with the best scenarios trying to rush to completion. I grew up in Chicago and lived for years in Montana. While there I studied medical technology and the life sciences. From the experience of being surrounded by the powerful presence of nature in Montana and my studies, I'm drawn to experimenting with combinations of elements, sometimes alluding to air, earth, fire and water. I try to represent nature's electron dance, with an ambient underlying sexuality, unfolding as a shimmering becoming—a synchronicity between disparate elements. I’m drawn to the culture of the Australian aborigines and their idea that every thing they do is connected to the Dreamtime when their Creative Ancestors created the world. My theory of art and life is dialectical. From the one point of creation, all contradictions arise. I see my art as the struggle between thesis and antithesis. I have moved from an imagist sort of art to abstraction to try to play this out. I have worked as a graphic designer and a medical illustrator and in a subtle sense it may influence the work. I try to use my art to reconcile these contradictions and to achieve synthesis and— ultimately—transcendence.