Bits of language capture attention, pulsing to become visual. Readable words in my work are not intended as any sort of conclusion, but rather expand the sentiment. The subject matter of these pictures moves among objects - a wristwatch, a deer, a moon/headlight, a clock face, a shadowy figure - to a microscopic coronavirus and serves my painting equation: visual layering, the familiar versus the mysterious. My studio practice languished with the pandemic’s escalation here in NYC where I live and work, so the necessary concentration came hard. Making this work was the means to move through inertia and give my thoughts and hands a place of focus.
Jackson Heights, NY