Artist Statement 2019 

Objects carry meaning, evoke emotions, and stir memory.  Through my artistic practice, I investigate the still life tradition with a curated group of objects - each of which possesses a strong aesthetic attraction, or potent association.  

The objects are a starting point for my exploration of formalist elements:  color, composition, form, line, and their respective roles in the abstract realm.   My visual language speaks of a pictorial plane with little adherence to the laws of gravity, perspective, light and shadow, naturalistic color, dimension, and depth of field.  Objects are superimposed, multiplied, and hybridized.  The mysterious mingles with the familiar.  

The degree of ambiguity present in the work intentionally encourages the viewer to engage in the act of imaginative interpretation - thus enjoying the same freedom and autonomy as the artist.