Layers and planes 2
Light is the source for my work, including installations focused on daylight, light/shadow, and night light. Recent paintings combine multiple flat surfaces with particular qualities. Interference paint changes tone as the viewer moves. Gold leaf has a warm glow. Micaceous iron oxide contains tiny particles which glitter. Paint can absorb or reflect light. The touchstone is the sublime, spaciousness beyond surface, the equivalent of touch from a visual sense. While an identifiable image evokes associations, abstraction appeals to our ability to look purely, responding only to the sensation of seeing, to stay in the realm of visual sensation.