ARTIST STATEMENT

ARTIST'S STATEMENT -

Over the last 30-plus years, my paintings and drawings, (and related 'free-jazz' performances) have coexisted in the realities of both a Christian/Mystical and a post- Einsteinian Universe. My works visually explore mystical ideas and prayer/meditation/healing processes, as well as my intuitive understanding of string theory, the vibratory interconnectedness of all things, and multiple universes. Like all art, though, the works are ultimately about themselves and the viewer's involvement with them.

At this time, I am concentrating on drawing--- that most basic mode of communication -- in a small format. To paraphrase Blake: "the universe lies in a grain of sand." My best way to realize incalculable enormity is to create its contrasting opposite, seen in the often faintly drawn, small-to-smallest lines, signs, and symbols.

At some point, the viewer needs to see my works through magnification -not a gimmick but a major part of the interactive process. This method becomes a way of revealing initially unseen details in the drawings-as well as random miniscule particles, fingerprints, and detritus-the latter arriving unexpectedly onto the glass and frame surfaces & interacting with the drawings in unplanned, ever changing, interconnected ways.

These drawings provide a means of approaching the subtlest modes of communication, both by use of magnification and by the perceptual (some have said uncanny) "shape shifting" that often occurs on the picture plane (but unfortunately that cannot be seen in reproduction).

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