My work creates and refines textures over time--not merely through layering, but also through the combination of varied gestural movements with severely dissimilar tools, ranging from palate knives to my own hands. I typically begin a work with very little sense of its endpoint; rather, as in life, I accumulate layers from often starkly different and even surprising origins atop the permanence of the canvas. Change, in this sense, has little to do with newness but, more appropriately, with addition.
My work also deliberately utilizes open space on the canvas. Defining moments in life rarely, if ever, have a quality of unequivocal significance as they occur; it is, instead, our later reflection back on them that assigns their significance, as well as their permanence in relation to the countless (insignificant) moments. My work attempts to surface and capture what occurs during this reflection back, represented at times as a sharp line demarcating complex textures and colors from smooth and open space.