I paint on innovative, highly textured, shaped canvases. The process I use to build these canvases uses collaged fabrics, epoxy and thin plywood. I employ a high level of craft resulting in technically sophisticated, lightweight and durable canvases. While creating my them I use the sculptor’s reductive techniqueto shape and remove material. I create a balance between solid painted area and the ‘holes’. My improvisational jazz painting process builds a visual metaphor for my life through shape, rhythm, texture and content.
Jigsaw Puzzle Shapes: Parallel to our complex improvised lives, the jigsaw puzzle shapes stand as a challenge to linear thinking. These shapes point to the interconnectedness of all things in the world and to the unexpected forms those connections inhabit.
Note in this example, (Matador) the language of shapes, rhthyms, cutouts, and the compelling jigsaw shape with cast shadows