My work is:
- Inspired by The Golden Hour, immediately after the sun rises or before it sets, when daylight is soft and more deeply red.
- Built on American Abstract Expressionism of the mid-20th century
- Borrowed from painting techniques & fabrics of 18th century Europe
- Modeled on the simplicity of Asian art
- Created using the geometric patterns of traditional African cloth.
I use intense, fluid, vibrant colors to develop mixed media, sculptural paintings that extend the boundaries of the canvas. Classically layered gold leaf in abstract form bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary images. Current series includes:
- Hardscapes / Silver Linings/ Silver Tints/ AquaFlows - Three-dimensional paintings developed through a series of complex steps that build hard texture on wood and canvas. Paint, paper, plaster and leaf are put on, scraped off, seeped, dredged, brushed, and smoothed until a certain look, feel, and presence is achieved.
Confluences - A rigid, metallic, canvas is created using a unique process that incorporates paper, paint and fabrics from around the world, including:
European Confluences Using European textiles, gold and silver paint and leaf, three dimentional paintings are created.
Asian Confluences Inspired by Asian fabrics/ paper and images, vintage and contemporary designs emerge.
African Confluences Featuring fabrics and paint reminisient of African tribal patterns, abstract images develop.
- Reflections - combines 18th century European painting technique and the simplicity of traditional Asian art.
Mid Century Modern - builds on the foundation of abstract expressionism with 21st century techniques and sensibilities
Portraits - idiosyncratic representations of the human form