Notes on my Painting Practice
Notes on my Painting and Process:
“My early paintings were primarily concerned with finding a new way of fusing world mythological symbolism, traditional tribal forms and gothic iconography with abstraction. Immersing myself in the study of comparative religion and early art history, I was seeking to reconcile the still-potent forms of earlier civilizations mythic forms with the open free-flowing abstractions of mid to late modernism. I was looking for a way to reconcile the ancient, mythological unity with the new modern freedoms without discrediting either. I sought to re-invigorate abstract painting with a heroic and transcendent spirit by reconnecting it to earlier, potent mythic iconography.