Journey of a Commission - installation spring 2016
Still painting and searching for inspiration and always amazed when I find the most compelling subjects under my very nose. , in this case under the underpass that is just outside my studio in Syracuse, NY. My work is abstract but also impacts the daily experience of living in this world. The paintings I am working on deal with edges, primarily with the edges of life that are not always easy to look at and even harder to understand. In using the abstract to approach the hard edges that somehow conjoin through physical, figurative and organic structure I seek to embrace the often misunderstood human condition. The interaction of color, line and suggestive layers build upon this loose understanding of humanity to impact the viewer with a subtle beauty that goes beyond the undercurrents of the emotional suffering bantered about urban edges barely visible to the urban populace and sadly overlooked. I will seek to convey a humane look at these conditions through paint and found materials for an exhibit to open at the Oswego College, Metro Gallery in the fall of 2016.