My work explores perception. Realistic representations, conceptual compositions and abstract forms are used as clues, metaphors and symbols to trace how information passes from the senses to the mind. Extending through forty years of studio practice, a distinct vocabulary of imagery and ideas threads the paintings together,
Broadly described, the work is an inquiry into the act of perception, and in specific, how is our perception of reality constructed? I consider the mechanics of the organic/electrical processes of eye and brain, to the influencing factors of experience, memory, culture, structuralism, and phenomenology and more.
I am currently interested in two themes. The dynamics of the relationship between an object and the viewer, how the very act of viewing affects the object observed. Secondly, the role of pattern in perception, how does what we know affect what we see?