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
|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.