I am happiest when I am making things. My sweetest fantasy is to have a huge industrial complex at my fingertips where artisans in clay, metal, glass, fabric and wood would stand ready to turn my ideas and designs into reality. I studied both fabric art and gold smithing for a time, but have become almost exclusively a painter of two-dimensional works in the last twenty years.
My work contains a broad vocabulary of visual expressions, a form of structure and semiotic, that I use to communicate ideas and sensations. There is always careful deliberation of an objects depiction, composition and association, whether in realism or abstract form as well as a high degree of awareness of the personal and cultural content and context inherent in objects. In successive series, the reoccurring presentation of particular objects are used as a clues, metaphors or symbols of conceptual paradigms.
The most current works take the perception of reality as their subject. Broad themes include how perception is affected by the mechanics of the perceptual process (eye/brain), the state of consciousness, personal associations, structuralism, phenomenology, the process of memory and effect of culture. I am increasingly aware of the dynamic relationship between an object and the viewer, to wit, how the act of viewing changes the object.