I think of my work as me projected on to an object. Sometimes introspective, sometimes retrospective, sometimes cynical, sometimes light-hearted, and sometimes downright strange. For the most part I write it off as me being me. A bit of a dichotomy at times: an Arizona cowboy, an old California hippy, a recovering attorney and a rock and rolling biker. I have had a plan in my life but have always thoroughly enjoyed the parts where I could just wing it once and a while.
I bring that same approach to my art. I enjoy the improvisational aspect of some of my work. I don’t always have a vision or an idea as to what the finished product may be. I do not always look at a canvas and know what I am going to paint. Often, my thoughts and my brush or pen wander and build from there. I guess to some degree many of my “arrangements” are somewhat of a free form exercise. But I do believe that through my work I am inviting the viewer to move into a space of speculation. Simply put, I like to feel that through imagery, colors and texture I continue to maintain a perspective and keep my art grounded in pleasure and aesthetics. Or perhaps, the pleasure of aesthetics. I’ll let you be the judge.