My goal with my art is to learn how to craft the most complex narrative with the least amount of effort. Unable to just draw populated subjects on a whim without some sort of reference, I utilize abstraction to start with simpler building blocks. I am able to escape from ‘what is’ and instead examine what may be.
Cuts, pastes, overlaps, paint splatters, and erasures are not harm to my work, but rather options to reach visual unity. Each project remains malleable in every direction until the final stroke. This loose approach allows for early marks to build up quickly, covering the canvas and allowing surprises to surface. From here, I can insert my own context. Setting, character, narrative… An equally unpredictable result inspired by a momentary interest occupying my mind. So I come up with “something, from nothing”, by creating a situation of perpetual choice.