“I have always been visually fascinated by an object’s surface...whether it was the hand-rubbed patina of a well used puebloan olla or the visual pentimenti created by multiple, torn remnants of Chicago subway posters. To me these surfaces exhibit a certain visual history that is associated with an object’s past ...they also display unique designs that are captivating in their accidental randomness.
In my work, I utilize a creative process which involves applying multiple layers of color, mark-making and gesture to produce a desired image. I then destroy the image by completely painting over it. Using an electric sander, I partially grind off the top layer to reveal the under painting beneath. The resulting patina is a record of the painting’s visual history and the multiple stages of my creative act.”
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