Video Composite Series
My work reflects a fascination with the phenomena of seeing and how we perceive color. The paintings require time for active viewing so that the eye can experience intended color and spatial shifts. The optical vibrancy and complex transparencies create jittery edges and subtle spatial shifts that are in continual flux. Color interactions create space beyond the picture plane in the liminal space of Hans Hofmann’s “push-pull.” There are ample references to the work of Albers and Chevreul, with a nod to Bridget Riley and Op art too. I am striving for a physical, palpable experience for the viewer that embraces a tactile awareness of the world around us.
The Video Composite Series is an investigation of layered spaces and color shifts. The images evolved from earlier watercolor paintings that combine military camouflage patterns with sacred geometry. Still frames are captured at different points within the video transitions and become a point of departure this series. These compositions are translated back into paint by hand with matte acrylics. The resulting compositions are a cross-pollination of digitally manipulated and hand-made images.