Tuesday, July 1, 2008
About the Artwork
These collage-paintings are experiences in structured improvisation, influenced by and in the tradition of some forms of post-modern dance and performance. They also use what musicians or dj's might call mixing or sampling, because they involve combining, reorienting, layering, and altering unrelated snips of existing images. They layers of collage, paint, and drawing are built, bit by bit, over time. Some pieces start with painting or drawing. Others start with collaged papers. Rather than suggesting a specific narrative, I am trying to reflect the individual’s connection with universal themes of autonomy, community, culture, and place. What interests me are the layered richness, irregular edges, and internal textures of mood.