I work with painting, photography, video and performance to explore confrontations of our interior spaces with an outside world. Within these distinct yet diverging media I have consistently been interested in making images that, I hope, are conducive to a kind of slow meditation. The work creates a place, like a clearing within a forest, in which to contemplate both the site at which one has arrived and the path along which one is moving.
I submit here paintings as they are the most recent and with which I have been the most intensely involved for the past 3 years. The images I work with grow out of a concern for ideas surrounding the structures of belief and faith, vision and blindness, and the concomitant vulnerabilities or imperviousness that accompany and sustain such states. The context and frame of painting, its practically unfathomable history and a recent (the past 70 years or so) enduring skepticism of painting's relevance provide an arena well suited to this endeavor.