I am a painter who collages different ways of making marks to accomplish a desired texture, color, or opacity for each form. Most marks are made from paint, crayon, pencil or pastel. The final painting is simply a composite of these varied marks and based on their formation can behave as animated creature or moving environments.
The non-rectangular pieces are highly personified. Recently I am exploring what subtle changes cause a painting to shift from landscape state to figure state. I am also considering basic ideas of figure ground relations, extremely compressed visual depth and how to balance the dialogue between the beginning of a painting and its finished state.
There are many things I question while working but some of the most consistent thoughts include: when does a landscape become a figure? Is there a distinction between drawing and painting? And perhaps most importantly: what does content mean to abstract painting?