My paintings focus on interlocking shapes and the resulting equivocation between figure and ground. Interlocking shapes strongly suggest a flat, frontal space. Some of my paintings embrace this natural tendency, while others play with the possibility of suggesting depth with flat shapes. Flat shapes can be deceptively simple, suggesting a complex space through the use of hue, value, and intensity. Some paintings use these qualities to imply transparency, a device used to create depth and light. By employing modernist and optical techniques to present my invented imagery, I invite viewers to indulge in a new visual experience that uses familiar language.
In "60's Hotel," I am imagining architectural styles from the 1960's and using the forms to create a nearly flat, but actually woven, space.