Being both a musician and contemporary artist,
I experience life and art (making) foremost as an engagement of an optical and aural experience. The work presented is precipitated from an investigation of visual and sonic markers that are situated within a set environment. Within the process a narrative of human activity, is gleaned with the weighing of elements of hegemony, and individual responsibility in a delicate world.
Environment plays an important role of informing.
A place influences what is taken or left behind: It can bind or instigate enthropy - developing a sustaining impression. Mutated materials-natural or produced are collected from a site are telltale to its inhabitants and the life that is led.
In utilizing materials- in found objects from the ordinary, and sometimes mundane parts of human activity, excavated from a specific area or place lead the narration of the work. These parts are ones that have sometimes been forgotten, mistreated or cast away to be gathered and re-created within sculpture construction to become then a (new) way of translating, deciphering, and understanding human responses - with reflection of responsibility to life and to that particular area environment.
When artifacts in contemporary society are combined in a new way to illustrate purpose or importance, they can produce an interactive landscape for the artist and further, the viewer to consider. This exploration of hegemony of humans (over each other and of our environment) can influence the power of individual responsibility.
The movement between varied mediums of painting and sculpture, create a gesamtkunstwerk. Shifting from drawings to paintings and to mix media, lend to continued ideas of the abstraction of the human experience. In obscuring confines of form and expression, the sonic and visual and the experience and imitation, it is my hope the viewer will question positions of dominance in how we treat our world and how we treat each other through a line quadrant with color or tone made from a string from a machine.
The material presented is composed primarily of the most contemporary and recent work - since my return to the north and Canada after many years in the southern United States as well as present travels and artist residencies throughout Europe.