Day By Day
Oil on canvas , 36" × 36"
I am interested in work that resides in both objective and non-objective worlds. I am equally attracted to gestures and non-descriptive marks as well as the power and ambiguity of symbols and images. Painting and mixed media drawing inhabits a place between the known and the unknown.
This work draws from an inventory of images that make multiple, yet varied references allowing for content to shuffle, reinvent, and remake itself. Art, for me, does not provide answers but rather provokes questions and seeks possibilities. I am an image-maker and interested in the intersection of figuration and abstraction.
The “Spring Creek and Gatekeeper Series” is an environmentally conscious body of abstract paintings. Land images honor the specific location while also seeking multiple layers of entrance and ambiguity for the viewer. The images are imaginatively less certain and provoke a visual journey of transformation. What matters most is a painterly dialogue between image, shape, color, tactile surface, and space. The end result, the painting, evokes a journey of discovery and imagining.
“Seek clarity while honoring mystery and ambiguity”
Wendell H. Arneson