My artistic process has been a journey from a conceptual/intellectual bricoleur approach to a studio alchemy of substance (wax, oil, water) and support (paper, canvas, fabric). My very early work developed into a succession of surreal environments, where motion (kinetics) and emotion became my vocabulary to engage the viewer. I drew heavily on scientific and metaphoric sources, non art materials, and was most influenced by Duchampian and Johnsian thinking.
My recent work, post 2006, continues my encounter with ideas, constructs, memory, and time, albeit, studio based, using or abusing art based materials and tools. Time spent in the studio and the mitigating factor of accident help push my mental notes, napkin diagrams, and visual memory into the real world of tactile surfaces and physical objects. My formal training in sculpture (Tyler School of Art) and design (UCLA, architecture) instills objectness to the painting process.
The paintings exhibited are two types: wax and fabric on paper and water based analine dye, stain and bleaching agent on paper.