Artist Statement

today was tomorrow yesterday, detail, Ignition Project Space, Chicago

today was tomorrow yesterday

Time will not leave us unscathed

Hold obscure buried secrets and treasures-

Excavating stolen dreams and transforming them yet

Frozen from too many choices and rickety definitions,

Forgotten joys melted in the cracks

Hidden in light and eroding in shadows

They are Not named but seen- remembered and twisted

in deep and shallow  holes and absolutes-

Stray feral thoughts       unattached

Love of decay and fresh mold – yes growing color

Fear of rebirth and ghosts of regret …

Begin and End       Reflections and Echoes

Grew-Small #11, acrylic, modeling paste, and mixed media

Grew Some Hybrid Reflections

Sculpture

a skeleton construction created from, studio and mixed detritus, plaster, plastic paste,

add a skin cover cloaked in a thick impasto acrylic paint

composite objects appear as solo forms and  abstract shapes

or clusters of nature’s fragments and creatures

evolving and revolving from grotesque to whimsical

a menagerie erupts, lingering or crawling on a walls, floors, ceilings or pedestals,

I wonder about metamorphosis, adaptation and integration

about the condition of humanity and the essential journey life forms share:

growth, transformation, and decay.

 

Someone 13, acrylic on paper

Paintings, Drawings

intuitive gestures    primal expressions and impressions

Paper paint charcoal    erase smudge scratch drip

Remember – discover – observe – interpret     Confront – attack – accept – surrender

Layers of content bathing in abstract form and space

wandering

One personal forever story