Notes

 

Traditionally, quest is that long, arduous search promising our heart's desire. In these paintings, rectangular, airy spaces serve as fields for action, or articulated spaces for pause and reflection. We are creatures without wings and do what we can to open up our grounded place. 
Accompanied by desire and fear, we are prepared from an early age by communal stories and games to venture out.

 

My narrative photos serve as a sketchbook and final images are realized using paper stencils and intensive screen-printing. Laborious as the method is, I like the precision, depth and shift resulting from many layers of highly transparent color and the risk in knowing consequences only when the screen is lifted. Drawing is used as counterpoint with each step being provisional as I measure the value of transparent, performative marks which I cannot change, against the long slough of layering and labor which can change most anything.