Tension. I feel it in my body and pressing down on my mind. Its pervasive. These structures seem to represent the pressure that is always weighing me. The contrasting colors, those harsh darks against obtrusive cracks of light, they help me work through that buildup.

A Note on Composition, Space, and Light in My Work

I think I am particularly drawn toward architecture and the structures of our man made environment because they are an incredible source of dynamic composition and they can offer a wealth of emotional interpretations. Walls undulate and surface planes come together and pass over one another to create intriguing geometrical contours that stop me in my tracks. In fact, the moments where a painting is the most successful for me are when I’m looking at and enamored with what I’m seeing to the point of feeling a strong urgency to recreate it. Those are the instances when I want to examine more closely what I am feeling and how those feelings are tethered to the nuances of the light refracting and exploiting the colors and shapes around me.

I am also fascinated with the idea that I’m taking something with a multitude of dimension and space and re-imagining it on a flat surface. The shadows of the space and the light coming through various corners are so mysterious when you can’t actually move through it. I think that is why I am so focused on the light.