2012: Blossom

I draw from ordinary objects to interpret or reinvent them. I'm always intrigued when something small and unexpected presents itself because in my experience, the most authentic work germinates from a simple notion or impulse, which then can transform into something more extraordinary, ineffable or abstract. I discover a world of complexity in one pictorial idea. In the process of working with repetition of form and multiple variations, the meaning of the object begins to emerge. As this happens I am engrossed in the generative relationship between the circumstance of the single image drawn on the picture plane, and the shift of meaning with the subsequent assembly of many. The essence of the form is realized in this process.

Blossom 50, 2012, pastel on paper, 20 x 15 inches
Blossom, studio shot