I tend to see myself as more a drawer than a painter and therefore, even when working in tightly rendered modes, as a sort of cartoon expressionist. Matching media and content is important. Energy is the ultimate concern and I try to work in ways that encourage spontaneity and deliberate mark making. Many of my pieces take on the raw appearance of the outsider. Yet my themes are not entirely clear. My pieces are filled with self referential meta-subjects whose meaning lies some where near the edge of direct understanding. This complexity places my work squarely in the realm of high brow, so called “fine art.” Yet surface and material suggest a visionary spirit. As a result I have come to occupy an odd space that is neither entirely reserved for academics nor primitives.
Ultimately I am a post industrial cave painter gathering the tribe together in the warm stinking glow of the scrap lumber fire to recount the exploits of the pre apocalyptic man.
Human progress is over rated.