have been making paintings with collage for approximately 30 years.
The spontaneity of collage combined with the rigors of painting and
drawing create multiple meanings whose sorting and unraveling drives
the content. My subjects are improvisations and it is here where
my humor, discomfort, incomprehension, and pleasure can coexist.
This indirect method appeals to me because of the unpredictability
and technical demands that it presents. The fusion of photographic
images and paint generates tensions within the vocabulary of picture
making which in turn becomes a further source of motivation and inspiration.
Art history's endless examples of visual translation offer me a rich
encyclopedia of visual forms upon which I improvise and reflect.
Here boats as vehicles are held up to a wary scrutiny. They are naïve contraptions of questionable seaworthiness; a sodden flotsam of sculptural bric-a-brac and metaphors. Mechanical devices like these should inspire some suspicion and mystery; they contain a bit of my own trepidation at being cast into water. These works on paper are available as archival inkjet prints.