artist statement

  

                                                    Counterpoint: 

The mediation of two or more lines into a meaningful and pleasing whole


Textured abstractions encompassing a broad spectrum of color and materials exhibit the multiplicity and goal-oriented motion of my work. Through the repetitive use of independent abstract forms, I spontaneously fuse disparate elements together in an expressive counterpoint. Using a musical term as metaphor, my work is polyphonic, as I simultaneously combine a number of textured parts, background, middle ground, and foreground; each forming an individual statement while harmonizing with each other.


Working in series, and using copper and aluminum as the foundation materials for both my mixed media paintings and sculptural assemblages, a reflective conversation, both literal and emotional, takes place with each piece. Often breaking the boundaries of a rectilinear art practice, I use the inherent motion encompassed in geometric shapes to act as the portal to unexpected dialogue and interpretation. I trust, intuition, chance, and the materials at hand to resolve the use of the perfect geometric shape with imperfect, abstracted elements to create works of truth and harmony.


CF

New York, New York