Oil on panel
Framed, 9 x 12″
“As a painter, I have discovered that no matter how personal I may be with my
symbolism, that life is an exquisite cliché which is universal. Sometimes I try to
see the world as it really is, yet I find that more than not my eyes, open or shut, are
seeing inward. The images in my mind are riddles that I answer through painting.
To create compositions where the image is at once the thing, and the thing it
stands in for, contains the capacity to go far beyond the picture plane, as the
image references a concept or ideas and acts as a signifier. This is a language but
also a conduit, an antennae, for meaning. When these paintings evoke, the object
becomes a door to other resonating meanings, emotions, and can be an invocation.
Symbolism is a method of speech, a language, a method of communication that
transmits as it transmutes. Within this method is the heart of storytelling.”