think of my paintings as Metaphysical Abstractions. In
them, I explore the psychology of visual perception by
enticing viewers to find both conscious and subliminal
responses to images which contain little or no direct reference
to the familiar.
paintings are colorfield abstractions with visual cues
added to suggest references to the natural world. They are
oil on canvas, painted with regular brushes. I mention this because
people often think I use an airbrush. I do not.
common to these paintings include hue and value gradients
which produce an illusion of atmospheric light and space; simple hardedge
geometry which establishes spatial structure; and often one
or two small circles which suggest planets or moons. I intend to present
scenes that are not real, but can only be imagined. My method
extends the flat abstractionist idiom to include composite images that
float and dissolve into three-dimensions.
want for viewers to enter into the dialogue comfortably and
on their own terms. They are not restricted to an interpretation that
coincides with the artist’s original conception. What they
derive from the experience becomes their own intellectual property. In
that sense, the viewer is a participant, collaborating with