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STATEMENT OF WORK
Colors flirt and go for walks. Sensations build, multiply and flow.
My sculptural paintings focus on the movement intrinsic to color and its non-linear qualities of relation, resonance and rhyme. The works explore the nature of perception, aesthetics and the improbabilities of representation.
In the Flex-Flux sculptural paintings, each work floats two inches off the wall, allowing the painted reverse side to reflect a glow of color on the wall. The reflected light shifts in differing conditions and forms an immaterial and changing ground for the entire piece. Flaps, collaged patches and curling elements both reveal and obscure hidden colors, simultaneously encouraging multiple relationships and diverse ways to traverse the work.
In all the works color and shape co-emerge in an iterative process of making. In no predetermined sequence I fold, paint, cut and tape pieces of paper over and over again. Neither color nor shape constitutes a stable pre-existing ground. In this process of merging, a melding of the senses arises. Touch, sound and even smell might suggest a color “rhyme.” Or the sensory swirl of mingled color might suggest a shape. The result is an amalgam of senses, an aggregate.