Statement

I create mechanical abstractions made of imagined engineered elements. Painted by hand onto canvas or paper, my work is often perceived as computer generated. In reality, I improvise forms entirely with pencil and paint.

Inspired by technology and engineering fields as well as formal abstraction, I paint out and add elements as needed. I keep forms reduced to flat color and black line to direct the focus to the structures created.

I often look for inspiration in hidden mechanical systems which make our world run. Electrical systems or minuscule phone parts are rarely seen or acknowledged but they play a silent role in our culture. I take these elements and combine them with geometric forms inspired by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Anne Truitt and Martin Puryear.

Each painting is titled with a sequence of numbers rather than words. This provides a type of tracking number and obscures any literal interpretations. Painting by hand counterbalances the futuristic technology
and machine-made structures each piece strives to reflect.

When complete, each painting attempts to combine the enigmatic qualities of the industrial world with that of the abstract.