Artist Statement

I could tell you about how my art has been influenced by Zen Buddhism, Jungian Psychology, Existentialism and Hans Hofmann’s views on the nature of two-dimensional art.  I could tell you about how I perceive the visual world in terms of a field of interlocking and contrasting colors and shapes.  I can tell you about the personal and transforming nature of art making.  Finally, I could tell you how all these things I have mentioned above converge and synthesize with other aesthetic concerns to form my artistic vision.  But, when everything is said and done, the only thing that matters is to created a sustained and enduring presence – a presence that expresses an intrinsic value that can not be defined, but only experience.