Wall Flowers: Sun Flower
As a painter, there came a point when I wanted to break out of the rectangular picture plane. This shift in perspective allowed pure color, value, and form to drive the work. Composed with ovoid shapes, I consider how negative space flows around the arrangements that anchor my compositions. There is a simultaneous feeling of tension and balance created by their placement. Each form is a meditation on color. The properties of each pigment differ. Some pigments are physically lighter and float to the top, while others sink. As the paint dries, the pigments blend and settle creating organic marks that map unearthed color relationships.