I paint to achieve through my art an uncommon peace, a completeness. I am inspired to try to communicate my experienced reality through visual expression. I reach this through using form, light, material and outline.
I see my artwork as a relentless series of Blocks. I approach them with an attitude of shizen (自然): a naturalness, an absence of pretense. The Blocks evidence “mindful artlessness,” that is, they exhibit intentional incompleteness and imperfection.
I add gesso to the Blocks in order to elevate gesso from its typical side-role in painting. To me, gesso is not a subordinate medium.
I plan to continue my years of focus on the Blocks. The Blocks don’t refer only to themselves and they don’t try to explain everything. I have been modifying the Blocks' forms and materials and opening-up new series. As far as where the Blocks take me next, it shall be revealed.