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About the Artist
Abstract art is like music without words. Colors, patterns, and texture can work together to create a visual symphony, independent of topic: emotion in the raw.
My own art is most like improvisational jazz. When I start a piece like Hannah, I may have a basic framework in mind, but it’s really just a point of entry. Decisions are made on the fly. I may choose a light tan layer to accent a dark brown, but not until I see how the dark brown has interacted with the subtle blue layers. The directionality of a pigment layer is often determined by the outcome of the last. Should I let a layer dry or add another color over the wet paint, allowing the two to blend on the canvas? The next step is determined by the previous until I have something that I can’t bear to alter any further - some perfectly imperfect object with its own personality - a new thing unto itself. But at the end of the day, each finished piece is merely a record of a series of visual riffs, performed without an audience.