Self Portrait, 1991. Oil paint stick on canvas, 27 x 35 in.
Coded Messages is how I think about and understand how my artwork. My purpose has been to create a “visual gateway” that can encourage a dialogue between the viewer and the work of art.
Using the synergy inherent in abstraction, I populate my work with seemingly random numbers, marks, words, and symbols, letters, multiple degrees of vibrant, cool/hot color, and the narrative imagery of storytelling. I want my art to encourage broad, diverse audiences to explore, conjecture, wonder, recall memories, and experience ways that visual imagery can connect us to our spiritual yet universal selves. Using abstract geometry as a compositional structure, and the sacred in art as a “content guide,” I create the magic of a poetic, meaningful, and moving art.