I collaborate with natural forces in our universe to make these paintings.
As potentially ripe as that statement is for misinterpretation or even laughter it can be taken literally and at face value.
Born of a desire to do something new on a surface with pigment, these paintings are the product of exploration at the intersection of art and science. From one simple idea emerged a series of experiments, then proof of concept and subsequent ideas which led to a continuation of the investigation in this manner over eight months.
At first glance one piece seems to live in the mid tones but turns surprisingly intense as the radiance in the center amplifies and dances around when the viewer’s gaze is prolonged. A subtle gray work emits an implausible amount of light from its core and in other works the glow is subdued in an atmospheric way with a depth that seems to rest in front of or behind the actual picture plane. And in yet another, a subtle highlight in the center follows the viewer’s line of site as they move across the room.
I want the viewer to have that mysterious and profound reaction akin to encountering extraordinary natural phenomena: at first fully experiential, then contemplative. My goal is to inspire joy, intrigue, curiosity, mystery and even disbelief.
Hidden between ideas, materials and nature there exists a sublime possibility. It is through alchemic experimentation that light echoes, it reverberates, it projects back to the viewer from what literally seems to be an internal source of energy, hence the title: Hint of an Echo.