In my work I use figurative images that have associative meaning. Significant gesture, the relationship of nameable objects, juxtaposed in sometimes unexpected ways, ask for the viewer’s interaction. An enigmatic element that defies the tyranny of a single meaning stands at the forefront.
Painting, like poetry, allows for simultaneity of meaning. The portrayed image, the viewer’s history and inference create the experience.
In my work there can be no final “this means that.” It is my belief that that which sustains in painting is the evocative; that which calls to mind both the artist and the viewer. My aim is to evoke a sense of the unknown where final meaning is withheld, Thus the mind is incited to allow a journey beyond ourselves toward that which we sense but cannot explain; that which we know but cannot prove.