Making Sense October 2012 Gallery 114 Portland, Oregon
My intention in this body of work is an examination of the tension between man-made and natural systems. In observing the rhythms and geometry of the urban landscape, I find similar rhythms and form in nature. Using these two supposedly opposing fields as a starting point I find that the language and depth of each piece emerges as the work develops. Color and shape give way to emotion. My approach isn‘t simply an intellectual activity but transcends the physical world. The work takes on its own life, merging conscious intent with unconscious knowledge. In this body of work I have come to understand the joy of process, working back and forth between observation and emotion.
Making Sense is about everything and nothing. It is about making sense of not only the physical world but of the connections between the physical and the metaphysical.