64 x 48 Oil on canvas
My work is a result of my moral bias, and is simultaneously political and personal, universal and intimate. In creating images that challenge but not alienate, I hope to remind people, above all, of our need for humanity. Although the images are derived from a variety of publications and personal photos, the work does not depict a particular event. The composition is dictated by formal pictorial concerns. I believe, like Kandinsky, that color and form have inherent expressive qualities. Like Matisse, I am interested in how color, pattern and form break down abstractly. This contradiction of expressive and formal qualities is fundamental to the work. I use line to convey movement and to reaffirm the linear aspect of the canvas. In this way, work functions narratively and abstractly and has an intrinsic balance of form and content.