Artist Statement

Paintings consisting of isolated images juxtaposed within the picture plane.  Images that are broken but there is apparent certainty revealed in the use of color, line and shape.  Figures are hollow and have a story yet never seem connected.  Detachment that could easily be mental, physical, emotional or purely neglect.  We live in a world today where it is easier to communicate more than ever yet we seem to have actually fewer associations amongst ourselves.  People who are struggling life becomes surreal because life just goes on.  Using lost and found lines and the haunting shape of the Loblolly Pine symbolizes individual suffering and estrangement.  Fragmented layers in painting become healing.  With purpose these images propose questions that are never quite answered.  This is the story that produces life’s’ history.