I am enamored by texture, mark, and color, the possible juxtapositions of which are endless. Through my many years of painting and drawing from observation I have digested an enormous vocabulary of ways space can be created. When I allow the material to work in tandem with my memory and imagination I tend to arrive at landscapes- maps of my moods and the structure of my thoughts.
With this new project I have embraced the landscape by listening to Whitewater Songpath from composer and musician Ryan Ingebritsen and have allowed the audio to influence my decisions. I am very excited about where this is headed and quite pleased that Ryan is enthusiastic as well. This is the very beginning, but I will be posting as more work is made.
I have always surrounded myself with musicians and have in the past privately used drawing as a way to connect with performers while sitting in the audience. Making work to music allows me to actively and physically listen to sound- my marks are dance steps that are coaxed into choreography by the influence of the audio.