While my work references neo-concrete art and numerous art historical investigations, it transcends cultural and physical boundaries in a pure aesthetic experience. The interaction of structure and color is also rooted in the chromatic legacy I inherited as studio assistant to Gene Davis of the Washington Color School, as well as my childhood in the North African desert and my home in New Mexico.
Each painting is developed from a library of ideas that I have collected around the world. They include vernacular architecture, remote landscapes, urban elements and the beauty of random juxtapositions. My early years as a photographer were formative in teaching me how to see those relationships. I build the shaped canvas structure once all elements are in place but color remains an unknown until after numerous tests to achieve the deeply matte consistency with the right tone, hue, contrast and vibration.