Artist Statement

Paintings consisting of isolated images juxtaposed within the picture plane.  Images that are broken but there is confidence revealed in the use of color, line and shape.  Figures and landscapes that are hollow and have a story yet never seem connected.  These images give reference to thought provoking states of philosophical questions.  My images very well may be persons who struggle with mental, physical or emotional abuse.  People today are connected effortlessly more than any time in history, yet they are disconnected at the same time.  Contemplating mortality and our perceptions of life and the struggle is implied.  I use lost and found lines and the haunting shape of the Loblolly Pine as a symbol of inquiry.  With purpose these images propose questions that might never be answered.