The images in my work have evolved over some time from constructed symbols, to lifelike painted objects, and then back again to eternity symbols.
The newest work involves taking these interlace designs–mostly based on the number 3 for the Trinity, or on the number 7 for Perfection–and animating them into a twisting and spiraling physical presence. The drawings entitled “Ascend” are the latest version of this.
As the imagery evolves, however, the underlying subject of the work, however, has not changed. That a given meaning — the vision, or intuition, or imagination of the artist — is somehow contained in the constructed substance of his or her artwork is itself an interesting subject. For Christians this idea is filled with nuances unfolding the idea of incarnation.
In addition, every physical material carries associations which interact with the images placed or constructed thereon. Similarly, the degree of care in the making of an artwork conveys a specific crafted quality. It is intended that all of these ideas resonate in my work.