Fragments Four # 106 30"x30" gouache on w/c paper
Fragments Four #106 30"x30" gouache on w/c paper
Fragments Four #109 30"x30" gouache on w/c paper
Fragments Four #110 30"x30" gouache on w/c paper
Fragments Four #107 30"x30" gouache on w/c paper
The image is dictated by the concept behind the work. If the concept is worthy the artist has the responsibility to find a personal way to communicate it and the energy to complete the project.
These works are a way to make the experience of the world visible. Memory or thought never seems to come as a whole, but rather in bits, or fragments. This series suggests a different way of viewing the world and aren’t meant to dictate what the viewer should think, but allows the viewer a place to think.
This series begins with the creation of the collage. The shapes of cut and pasted colored paper arranged randomly are meaningless. They don’t refer to the material world; instead they serve important functions in the compositions. Sometimes the shapes appear to be retreating -- at other times, they are pushing, shoving, and vying for their own 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 life.
The collages once created are an inspiration for painting. The works have limitless possibilities. This allows for the simultaneous exploration of the mysterious spaces of inside and outside, figuration and abstraction, past and present, two and three-dimensional space.