Artist Journal #39

4/20/18 They are like garments. They are like ghosts. They are like figures. They hang; they pull. They inform. They skew. 4/23/18 Repetition is the monster. Style is the box. Series is the limitation – the boundaries – the empty hole cascading into nothing. Titling is the definition. Completion is the destination. No destinations –… Continue reading Artist Journal #39

Artist Journal #38

4/7/18 I think the issue I’m running into is not so much fabrication as it is presentation. Dirty inside clean. Chaos inside precision. Energy under control. Maybe focusing less on ‘tightening’ or responding to the initial image with refining layers, but instead letting the refinement happen in the presentation – the hanging, isolating apparatus. A… Continue reading Artist Journal #38

Artist Journal #37

12/18/17 ART SHARE Not simply hanging art. This is a chance to curate, not just hang. There will be other group shows where work can be hung. This is a chance to say something, to relay information to the viewer beyond the painted image. The collage series – faces in obscurity, collaged with high end… Continue reading Artist Journal #37

Artist Journal #33

8/18/17 Imagine using translucent fabric as a means for layering and partially obscuring previous marks, instead of paint. What if I’ve been approaching the entire fabric series with a close-mindedness that is hyper focused on the previous success of my Deceptive Clarity series? I want to continue masking and playing with space, but it doesn’t… Continue reading Artist Journal #33

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 #26

7/2/15 < Sheets > It’s about the fabric, its history, the palette it offers in color. Three larger paintings, stretched unevenly so that the edges of the wood shows. One pink, one green, one blue. < Paper > It’s about the shapes, the isolation of the space, the illusion of atmospheric relations. the final layers… Continue reading Artist Journal #26

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

Artist Journal #23

3/11/15 I had a break-through moment in the studio with this painting, which for a while I couldn’t quite crack the code for what it needed to be complete. I have succeeded in creating a single, larger shape, floating on a white surface; surface tension. It both sinks into the fabric beneath the history of… Continue reading Artist Journal #23

Artist Journal #22

2/26/15 MAPPING – I realize now, the works in progress and the frustration of illusionary space and physical space I was struggling to develop in the series “Everything Has Strings” is in the process of being actualized in the new burlap paintings currently in-progress in the studio. Not only do these paintings satisfy an exploration… Continue reading Artist Journal #22