| The “Tree”, by its form, represents evloution, for it begins with a root and spreads out into
branches and twigs:only as applied to the kosmos the root is concieved to be on high and
the branches extend downwards. Foundation-Noun, “The basis or groundwork of anything”.
"An Inverted Ideal"
The sub-organic world of elements are the roots and limbs of an
artist structure of thought. A creative observation of the
naturalistic beauty of the world that fuels my vision.
My non-traditional choice of materials which involves organic substances
such as tea, dirt, raw vegetable juice, olive oil and vinegars with the goal
of creating color and texture brings us back to the core of expressive
existence. To leave our mark on the world, not from an archival stand
point or longevity but merely a gesture in the sand. These works are
about the now and how we got here.
The internal gesture provides us with content. It is my personality that
becomes objectified though the formalization of these works and other
eternal values like chance, love, memories, mistakes and logic. It is a
purely naturalistic inversion of my ideals that turns the world on its ear
and becomes the creative gesture. The paradox is that the retreat into the
unconscious is in a sense the desire to maintain a "pure organic
statement" about what I conceive as an artistic prerogative. Everything in
the conscious world is held to be contaminated though our own social
stigmas. The works before you are a gesture of the purity that eludes
ones practical expectations.