Statement

My work is under the direct influence of my 20+ year career as a graphic designer. I'm either decorating with landscapes or speaking on cultural issues with human figures and faces. I want to show you something familiar and then alter your perspective. This isn't to be dismissive of your own opinion but to enhance how you might perceive the subject matter. These shapes and "views" are familiar but I want to you conjure up places you have been and seen. Not simply reproduce a vista for it's own sake. And honestly, beyond that, I want you to enjoy what you're looking at. I can't help but share what's in my head.

I often strive for simplicity but can't help but apply layer upon layer of information. Not to obscure but to mimic what my brain often does… constantly adding details to a setting or subject matter. I suspect we all bring our own "layers" to events and visuals we encounter and that's where the good stories are. That's where our own vision governs our relationship with the art.

The figures are me… they are every person. Anyone who has struggled to find their place and solidify their meaning in this world. Our stories might not be on a global stage but the collective need for understanding and relevance makes each debate, fight or race a grand event.