For the past ten years I have primarily focused on a series of paintings I refer to as my dot paintings. The dots are created by extruding acrylic paint through a piping bag used in cake decorating. There is a balance in the work between a spontaneous and intuitive under painting and the slow long meditative process of painting the dots. For example, I may work on the under painting inter-mittently for a few days, whereas the top layer of dots may take many months to finish.
The compositions in these paintings are inspired by abstractions I see in nature. For example, the painting pictured on the top left has a grid pattern in the background, but it is broken and irregular with an organic layer of yellow and orange dots on top. Compositionally, this is very similar to what I see in the image on the top right.
In both images there is an organic ebb and flow of colors, shapes and value. We see order at first with the tree branches and the sunlight coming through and the easily recognized landscape on the right. However, upon closer inspection both of these images reveal a lot of irregularities which makes them unique. Such as the varied shades of green and naturally occurring random interactions between the branches and the leaves. On the right is a simple image of kids playing in a lake but the complexity of the lines of light on the water is staggering. I am interested in interpreting compositional elements in nature through an art making process that is in sync with my psychological and artistic concerns.