statement
monsters
mythologies
tools

still life
fashion
fabric
portraits
dating
water
boats
Decalcomanie
landscape

I have been making paintings with collage for approximately 30 years. The spontaneity of collage combined with the rigors of painting and drawing create multiple meanings whose sorting and unraveling drives the content. My subjects are improvisations and it is here where my humor, discomfort, incomprehension, and pleasure can coexist. This indirect method appeals to me because of the unpredictability and technical demands that it presents. The fusion of photographic images and paint generates tensions within the vocabulary of picture making which in turn becomes a further source of motivation and inspiration. Art history's endless examples of visual translation offer me a rich encyclopedia of visual forms upon which I improvise and reflect.

I have divided the images into distinct subject headings in order to organize different bodies of work dating back to the early 1980's. You will see recurrent themes or motifs that I have revisited over the years, reexamined from new perspectives or modified by different technical applications.

landscape

The landscape as an ingredient in my work has changed over the decades. In the early years, I favored a stylistically exaggerated world as a place for my various beings and contraptions. Later, the practice of plein air painting refined my technique and clarified the potential of landscape as primary subject. In these works, the landscape, via collage and paint, has evolved beyond simple background.

 

 

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