A Brief Word
Painting is a process, I don't know what the final image is going to be when I start. I respond to what's happening with the paint... build it up here, leave it alone there, maybe scrape some away. It all just kind of evolves. Often I discover what I am painting in the act of painting.
I like to think I make art as a contribution to humankind's collective creativity. When I am creating, I feel like I am doing something positive and offsetting some of the negative effects of living in this material world. A lot of the work I do uses repurposed materials like found wood, as well as recycled housepaints that I find at the local hazardous waste collection site.
I want to be part of of the creative process as opposed to being part of the destructive process.