I believe that meaning is richly contained within process and deeply rooted in physical actions.
The first of the "tree paintings" emerged through the simple act of laying paint down along a series of shadows cast through the large windows in my Columbia City studio. The tree nature of this shadow immediately became a strong force, trapping me with its literal context. As I struggled to allow process to dominate form what emerged was the understanding that the tree served as a vessel against which restricting form I could push process and materials.
The raw force and power of the image is what is important to me, its aliveness. I am increasingly interested in pushing into that gestural rawness fragments of pattern and design to create tension between the elemental energies and the pictorial elements.