My work is about creating harmony between contrasting forces. On a personal level, Im seeking internal balance with my own natural dualities: visual / verbal, emotional / logical, artistic / analytical. At a broader level, Im examining how the duality of human nature is manifested in American society and within my generation: our compassion / selfishness, generosity / poverty, joie de vivre / fear of everything.
Cities fascinate me because they are evidence of what is important to us. The businesses that remain or close down reflect how we spend our time and money. Buildings with layer upon layer of use over time are imbued with a collective history. Painting urban landscapes under the equalizer of nightfall allows us to see these everyday scenes in a different light. It is a perspective that emphasizes archetypes, mystery and intrigue and nudges us to reflect upon our point of view.