Artist Statement

I make paintings and installations based in a modernist tradition. Using sensual materials, the installations create otherworldly interior spaces that challenge the viewer's spatial and perceptual awareness. Related paintings are made with colored lines created with powdered-pigment filled snap lines layered on translucent sheets of mylar and canvas mounted within plexiglass boxes. As the viewer is tries to reconcile the relationship between the layers, they similarly confront visual conundrums. In both forms, the experience is dictated by where attention is focused at any given moment.