There is a continuation, a link to the past... man's timeless quest
to record his presence, to leave his mark, and to reveal his
From the prehistoric cave markings of primitive man, through ancient
Egyptian, Cycladic, and Classical sculptures, and into the present,
the essence of man remains constant. His obsession with documenting
his existence continues. My work attempts to fuse the ancient with
the present in pursuit of an existential statement. It continues in
the figurative tradition... truth revealed through abstraction,
honesty revealed through distortion and exaggeration.
Painting is the primal impulse to mark. It's a visual record of the
mind, the body, and the human spirit. For me there is an urgency to
both create and destroy. Maybe it's out of sheer frustration that I
work. Maybe it's just to satisfy a need to violate or to contradict.
I'm not sure. There is a strong feeling though…a strong sense of
chaos, beauty, and order. For whatever reason, I feel compelled to
act on this impulse.