I paint on canvas usually with acrylics and sand. I use thick canvas, stretch my own paintings, paint the sides in a wrap-around/continuous manner, and choose a protective finish (Minwax Polycrylic) which is most often semi-gloss.
Natural cycles as well as unknown forces often drive my art. Most of my paintings encompass a spiritual quality. These works are atmospheric and range from the extreme abstract to aspects of surrealism and pop art. Overall, I enjoy a blend of abstraction and representation.
Extremes/dichotomies, energy fields, states of consciousness, glimpses of dream recollections, spirit animals, and disconnected relationships are popular topics of mine. I believe there exists a contemporary unnamed trend in art which I call, "Blue Flame." The scientific properties of the blue flame opposing traditional social/psychological attributes of the color blue fascinate me. I refuse to elaborate on what "Blue Flame" insinuates. Rather, I'd like the viewer to decide to experience an emotional and/or scientific reaction to my art. Is it about love or mere temperature? Is the art about a feeling or feelings?
I love the way abstract art affects people differently. Although there is often a common or underlying emotion which is thematic and intentional, personal perspectives always intrigue me upon receiving feedback. How various shapes are constantly reforming according to the point of view of the onlooker, to form something unique keep the abstract alive for me. Someone sees a horse while another sees a bird. The raw nature of a stain flow is often open to interpretation, even if the artist provides a guided suggestion through paint manipulation. The unknown factor of the wet paint layer application and exactly how it will react with other paint layers and dry in a particular way evokes chaos. This true natural state of abstraction will always be included somewhere in my art since it reveals my love of the unknown and nonspecific. After all, the specific is constantly being rewritten. An uncomfortable state of flux is what I am ironically comfortable with developing. It isn't a truly an uneasy experience. Yet there is a hint of discomfort which keeps painting challenging enough to continue pursuing.
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