For thirty years I've sought to make my art a process of spiritual research. My goals are to find, create, and share in visual forms, those connective patterns, structures, and principles that underpin the nature of our personal realities. Though I consider myself fortunate to have received a traditionally grounded formal fine arts education, the older I get the more it serves as a part of departure.
I endeavor to make my works speak to their processes of creation, rather then the self referential context of the object as the 'art'. On occasion I achieve my objective, which is to reveal the Self, as creator and creation. I like to believe that my works are spiritual attractors to those viewers that will 'know' and 'Re-Member' what is revealed. For lack of a better phrase and since categorization of art and artists are inevitable, I'll say I'm a practitioner of 'postmodernism'. It is a truism that the term, 'postmodernism', is indefinable. In my work, I embrace the shifting definition of 'post modern' as encapsulated in the philosophies of Michel Foucault, Jean-FranÃ§ois Lyotard, Nietzsche, and Derrida. My working process is not bound by style, genre, subject, or technique. To my thinking, both influences and appropriation, inform my work. The artist influences in my work are not primarily visual, but rather a shared idea of certain other artist's philosophical approach to the creative process. The act of appropriation is part of that philosophy. I draw my inspiration and materials, from many different paths, histories and ways-of-knowing.
My work is your inspiration and your inspiration is my work.