Barriers surround us and define us. From our skin the fabric of life
to the stone walls around our possessions. The edge or the border is the
home of doubt and anxiety. At the threshold there is transformation and
change, which our minds either comfortably confront or vigorously repel.
I am very interested in duality and the tension or blurring of opposites.
At what point does anything change? Where and when does chaos become ordered
and ultimately at rest?
We live in an age of doubt and anxiety, a time of great pessimism where
belief in our fellows and their intentions for society are continually
is more and more common to find people who cannot find absolutes in their
understanding and, therefore, turn to social relativism. Where pessimism
leaves off, apathy
reigns. My approach to art reflects this pessimistic attitude but also
tries to counter balance with optimistic elements and playful representations.
The speed at which our lives work is getting faster and less stable
everyday. Technology tries too hard to make our lives “better” and
frequently just makes it more complicated and less real. Sometimes
it is the simple
things which are able to speak volumes; or in their quietude transport
a more ethereal sublime state. When I find my work getting tangled up
with issues and formalities of technological chaos I engage in work
which I find
or hopeful to strike a balance. This approach sometimes produces enlightenment
and at other times absurdity.