Our relationship with the Universe has always been a fascinating subject
for me. My paintings attempt to capture the mystery of not only it's
infinite nature but also our often misleading assumption we are in some ways
insignificant. In an attempt to "capture" this relationship, I use certain
elements in my art to visually "connect" the viewer with some of the greatest
questions we have about this "greater" relationship.
I often incorporate the night sky within paintings to further lead the
viewer quite literally into the depth of the mystery itself.
Additionally, although not immediately apparent, I seek to express a
variety of emotions and feelings personal to me (and possibly others) having
to do with "wanting" or "clinging" which in Buddhism has much to do with the
nature of human suffering. My paintings often focus on the spiritual aspects
of this more in light of yearning or desiring to know God and Love.
It was not until about 2007 when I began to realize there was something
else I was unconsciously conveying in my paintings. It had much to do with
feelings of conflict or chaos within what otherwise might be an ideal or
orderly "life" governed by "perfect" Natural Laws. Often this duality of
structure and non-structure can be seen in the literal "collision" of shapes
I continue to believe art is often an expression whose origin is rooted
in peoples' individual "mysteries." My expressions of this relationship have
been a passion of mine, simply because each appears outwardly pleasing to the
eye. My hope is that they also in some greater way may be inwardly pleasing
to the soul.
-- May 9, 2015