My current works focus on the ignored beauty of urban environments. I have found inspiration in urban and/or industrial landscapes. These places fascinate me; often rife with urban decay and the chaos created by visuals that crowd these environments. Informational signs, advertising, graffiti, layered paint, and neglect weave a rich tapestry of imagery.
Using these urban landscapes for inspiration is artistically liberating. In emulating these places it leaves one open to explore virtually any subject matter. These streets have no designer or art director; they evolve in a process that mimics nature itself. Layer upon layer of paint and disparate images create a visual space of a multitude of colors and styles. The complexity can be both jarring and mundane.
In the process of creation I am rarely satisfied with traditional artist mediums and techniques. Frequently my work combines conventional approaches with unusual materials or application methods. I’ve been known to use a host of atypical supplies such as cement, highlighter, vinyl, road signs, x-ray viewers, and diamond dust.
Bachelor of Science, 1993