Fragments Four 30"x30" gouache on w/c paper
Fragments Four #101 30"x30" gouache on w/c paper
Fragments Four #102 30"x30" gouache on w/c paper
Fragments Four #103 30"x30" gouache on w/c paper
Fragments Four #104 30"x30" gouache on w/c paper
For me, it is the concept behind the work that dictates the image I create. As Anne Truitt says, “A concept of any importance seems to carry with it the responsibility of inventing methods for its actualization, and the energy to do so.”
The concept of Fragments seems to be a way to make visible how I experience the world; memory, or thought. Which never seems to be as a whole, but rather in bits, or fragments. I want to have the sense that the image I create is new; that I have not seen it before. It is my intention to give the viewer a different way of viewing the world. I do not want the images to dictate to the viewer what he should think, but allows the viewer a place to think.
I am creating compositions based on collages I have made. The shapes themselves are meaningless, but in the compositions they serve important functions. Sometimes they appear to be retreating; sometimes they are pushing, shoving, and vying for their own space.
The basic principle of the use of cut and pasted colored paper arranged in juxtaposition that forms the foundation for an art of limitless associative possibilities. This process allows me to explore simultaneously the mysterious spaces of inside and outside, figuration and abstraction, past and present, two and three-dimensional space.
In the finished work the viewer is confronted with a vision of the world that is literally constructed and interpreted from the physical context of my life and is a basis for a collective experience. We see it together again, for the first time.