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"Incident at the Proscenium," acrylic on canvas, 96 1/2" x 72" 2014

 

                                                                                                                            PAINTING STATEMENT     

We live in a culture saturated with habit and routine, with rote action and response. I paint the body language of such experience to visualize a space where choice can be a more deliberate exercise.  I materialize icons that mock themselves. They are invented forms, components in today's process of becoming. To see cultural universals through these structures is to scrutinize what is working and what is not.