I am compelled to do work that conjures up a sense of mystery and ethereal light, whether figurative or not. While identified with works that often reference landscape, employing a process using metal leaf, chemically-induced patinas, oil, and other mixed media, I also consider the figure as endlessly relevant, with inherent potential for poetic introspection. Collectively, my work often reflects upon primal questions about origins, the expressive beauty of the human figure, the aesthetic power of light moving through an imagined atmosphere, and the sublime.
My intention is not literal narrative. Instead, I strive to evoke a feeling within the viewer. As Magritte once said, "People who look for symbolic meanings fail to grasp the inherent poetry and mystery of the image." While this may not serve the intentions of some, my artwork need not answer any questions, present a political position, nor expound upon a narrative. For me, the pure "beauty" or personal aesthetic of art need not explain anything. At its best, the raw image alone can be enough to pose questions and ignite the imagination of the viewer.