My work emphasizes daily, sustained aesthetic experience, towards developing more and more visual language to push and expand boundaries of painting’s meaning as a vessel for beauty and sympathetic experience.
Here is a “key” for some of the themes:
Baseball players - immigrant; position; holding a shape. Having a detectable accent. Participation; sticking out or not. Being outside of narrative.
Beauty and the Beast - 1991 Disney movie; childhood piano lessons. Practicing piano = repetition and discipline; creating infinite versions and never the original.
Post its - Notation, building concepts, deferring. Distraction. A cheap office supply giving a predetermined color in daily work life. Having any job be a stage for expanded aesthetic experience.
Drawing/sketching - Practice, not career. Labor of painting meted out over time. Work time and biographical time can be seen by the viewer when they read the work.
Grid / arrangements in lines and grids - Alphabet; Calendar.
Angels - Angels.
Umbrellas - Solitude.