Artist Journal #27

7/23/15 “Deceptive Clarity” The surface lends itself to chaos. It was made for this abuse, this obstruction, this abrasion. It presented itself as a possibility, as an open palette for receiving energy. It received my energy. My energy comes out in waves of frustration and anger. I feel angry at what the world refuses to… Continue reading Artist Journal #27

Artist Journal #25

  “Beneath the Stones” 3/20/15 It started like the painting on postcards series – with a surface previously existing. The piece was an unsuccessful abstract work, or maybe the work of a desist, under-valued artist. Either way, the work ended up at Goodwill, and I was inspired by it’s pre-existing marks. The palette was simple,… Continue reading Artist Journal #25

Artist Journal #24

1/26/15 How easy it is to write when posture and clarity are the main objectives. Sometimes I wonder why I no longer aimlessly write, then I remember it’s because I don’t force myself to do so. Life is easy when a college professor gives you assignments and deadlines. When you are your own manager and… Continue reading Artist Journal #24

Organ Collage

The saturated colors of magazine clippings in paring with the brilliancy of alizarin crimson, make for potent imagery that appears almost microscopic in nature. Examples shown are small experiments indicative of an idea for future larger works.