Everything can be broken
down into smaller often-invisible parts. From monolithic architecture to the
atoms that make up all living things, everything is made of modules. In nature,
systems of organization regulate modules by locating them within an ideal logic.
My paintings emulate natural systems of organization by manipulating modules
and creating organizational systems.
Math and science, specifically astrology and
multiverse theory, play a large role in the research and inspiration for
creating new works. I am enamored of the images of celestial bodies and
evidence of cosmic events such as supernovas captured by the Hubble telescope.
My paintings, both through their color and composition mimic these events,
attempting to deconstruct their mystery and reconfigure it.
I am fascinated by the possibility of
infinite dimensions existing side-by-side or interweaving within the same spacetime.
My work is an attempt to facilitate the recognition of parallel dimensions. I believe paraxial imaging
can be used as a tool to render these intangible dimensions visible, and that the phantom colors of paraxial imaging are perhaps visible evidence of dimensional
overlaps. My interest in accessing
parallel dimensions is personal as well as scholarly. My father (also a
painter) died in 2013 and I absorbed his studio materials into my practice. I
hope that by exploring perceptual phenomena thru the configuration and colors
of the paintings, and by using my dad’s left over paint, that I can somehow
channel or communicate with my dad in the parallel dimensions in which he is
still alive and memorialize him in this one.
imaging occurs between the viewer and the object or image being viewed. It
happens most significantly when looking at a gradient or tightly spaced
parallel lines and involves phantoms colors (colors not actually present) that
pulsate when viewing the work.