ABSTRACT WORKS PORTFOLIO
The words abstract, romantic and Zen have all been used at various times to describe my work. They are not terms that would have come to my mind but, when I think about it, there may be some truth there.
The romantic in me moves me to try and relate my experience visually.
A sense of inadequacy to fully capture the glory that I am observing drives me in the direction of abstraction. For me it is the most intense and accurate way of capturing some essence of that experience, just as a poet distils an emotion into a condensed, minimalist yet fully charged expression of that feeling.
If I have succeeded the result may have a Zen quality about it. If I have succeeded I have won the hard struggle to overstate everything that usually entails a long, messy and often confusing process of repeatedly paring down to eliminate unnecessary clutter.