Recent Work 2015-17
Consider an amble in the woods — looking for something, possibly foraging. The eye is attracted to colors, fragments of form and movement, and dodges about, alighting and re-alighting. The seeing on that walk is not a composed or steady flow but consists of bursts of seeing, re-assembled while walking or later in the mind, and not at all ordered by narrative or logic. And there may be other senses at play — perhaps a meal after the foraging?
In seeing something in a painting that we know — for example, moss — we recognize part of this beautiful world that we long to gaze at. In art our senses delight, sharpen, and find relief.
Many of these images take off from the Graphis scripta sp. which is a lichen in the Graphidaceae family, with a pattern of growth that resembles writing.