You paint with paint and yellow is yellow.

Generalizations can be as vague or limiting as we

allow, and alluding to them creates a niche for my studio practice to thrive. Through paint generalities I generate perceptual nuances. Utilization of media follow suit,

visually wrestling for the spotlight. Expectations of what

is considered sculpture or painting are exaggerated for

the compositional battle, and the form is dictated by the inherent nature of the material.


These generalizations also branch into cultural

associations a material such as spandex serves,

tawdry in its presentation, yet initially an expensive

fabric. If the wearer assumes the brazen qualities

assigned to spandex, glitter and snaps, does my

work as well? With heroic art practices like oil

painting and the structural trust gained through my sculptural forms, I can rescue the integrity of these

innocent materials by referencing generalized art issues.


I create works that raise questions rather than statements, with curiosity for uncovering cultural associations

through artistic applications. Assumed conflicts are

resolved when the viewer discovers subtle details that

could be overlooked due to intensity of colors and bold

structural forms. My work gives validity back to

discredited material with support from tried and true

forms and media, causing conversation with image,

object and material.


Currently, I am exploring a new series as an extension

of these concepts. Through humor, I hope to suggest critiques of our learned art world, challenging the

obvious assumptions that we routinely follow.