have been making paintings with collage for approximately 30 years.
The spontaneity of collage combined with the rigors of painting and
drawing create multiple meanings whose sorting and unraveling drives
the content. My subjects are improvisations and it is here where
my humor, discomfort, incomprehension, and pleasure can coexist.
This indirect method appeals to me because of the unpredictability
and technical demands that it presents. The fusion of photographic
images and paint generates tensions within the vocabulary of picture
making which in turn becomes a further source of motivation and inspiration.
Art history's endless examples of visual translation offer me a rich
encyclopedia of visual forms upon which I improvise and reflect.
This work uses the effects and gestures of a loaded brush to create original collage material. Mono-prints, splashes, drips, and pours have replaced the found, photo-based images. These new elements are then reorganized and combined with more traditional techniques so that a variety of textures and patterns coexist within the larger narratives of the paintings.