Artist's Statement

   

I paint for the pleasure of exploring relationships between beauty and complexity, color and structure, and among degrees of order.

The referents are natural forms – from microscopy to satellite views.

My process is a painter’s equivalent to the “rhizomatic”[1] writing style of W.G. Sebald, characterized as “‘a logic of the AND’ that connects everything in its path.”[2] It encompasses randomness, purpose, digression, intention, accretion, erasure, and impulse to arrive at an image previously unimagined and unimaginable.

Both the process and the end result allow the mind “to do something that it has not done before.”[3]

 

 

[1] Carsten Strathausen, “Going Nowhere: Sebald’s Rhizomatic Travels” in Searching for Sebald, ed. Lise Patt (Los Angeles: Institute of Cultural Inquiry, 2007) 472.


[2] Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, trans. Brian Massumi (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1987), 21; quoted in Strathausen-Patt, ibid. 478.


[3] W.G. Sebald in Joseph Cuomo, “A Conversation with W.G. Sebald” in The Emergence of Memory, ed. Lynne Sharon Schwartz (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2007) 95