Artist Statement

Grounded in an intuitive, meditative process, my drawing and painting are an exploration of the matter and energy that make up form; defining that energy, through shapes and patterns and the space that they inhabit is the basis for my work. I search for a sense of clarity in the chaos of the universe to give shape and purpose to what the eye does not see. I remain obstinate in the belief that if I just dig deep enough, the emptiness, or negative space of a canvas might reveal the secrets of the life force itself.

I feel a bit like a Physicist, occupying an obscure corner of science with what I refer to as my ‘molecules’ of energy that represent the building blocks of life itself. Additionally, sensitive to my urban surrounds, the geometric patterns in the work have become, at once, metaphors for both science particles and the architectural spaces we create and inhabit. I am obsessed with the exquisite urban origami and Bauhaus lineage of the city I call home. The sunny, scintillating patterns of the waters of the Chicago river reflected in the geometric, glass high-rise buildings resonate so deeply I get goose-pimples as I sense the esoteric connections between all things.