images from the antipodes of the mind

     My paintings are intended to probe the psychology of visual perception and response. I look for ways to modulate simple geometry to evoke specific feelings, moods or states of mind as a sort of visual equivalent of some types of music. The challenge is to discover or invent spare but effective stagings of visual cues, always minimal and abstract, and with very little reference to literal imagery. The method often involves tightly controlled, hard-edge composition, utilizing value gradients and hue gradients in concert with deliberate color interaction and textural contrasts to create a pleasing illusion of flat, two-dimensional shapes dissolving into three-dimensional space.