Pools, The Luminary Center for the Arts, 2012
Pools is a reflection on the fleeting temperament of the material world through the medium of paint. To me, this space is about stillness-- devised both through it’s history as a meditation chapel, and the enveloping quiet of the room. This placidity, juxtaposed with the inherent movement of my work creates a fluid space where the stagnant room and chaotic form coalesce to present an occasion of volatile material. Both slick and static, gestures recall past movement or pending actions—the wet puddle of paint, the quick brush stroke, or the slight frame come together to create the symphonic flesh of a fully immersive painting.
My work finds itself in the making. I adapt my process to engage the architecture of a space and produce a site-responsive installation. I implement a methodology of conceptually transforming accumulated materials into the simultaneously revealing and concealing substance of paint. Exploring boundaries between two and three-
dimensional space with paint, this playful and inquisitive conversation results in a rhythmic synthesis of abstractions.
I am interested in the dimensionality of paint- it’s ability to foster a non-Euclidian perception of architectural space. Through both real and illusionistic space, the viewer encounters a vastly expanding visual field. . Boundaries—between inside and outside, art and architecture—become permeable in the process.