Working paint like soil, my process is a physical investigation of our planet using paint. I define my activated palette as "Speed Elements" and reflect deeply on the relationship between the act of painting and the art of nature. Nature doesn’t just influence me, it leads me on a journey. I navigate and negotiate paint like a river; yet, I know its source. As I cooperate with nature, she rewards me greatly. As a partner, nature is generous and I inherit all that she has to offer.
While working with this "activated" palette, there is a need to become more sensitive to things occurring around me. I endeavor to strike a balance between my inner and outer self. If I fail to maintain this equilibrium, I can become an intruder to my own painting and can potentially scare a paint experiment; much like what often occurs when man finds himself at odds with nature.
Personally, I prefer summer but professionally I love winter.
The picture below, shows a sheet of my business cards in all weather.
In this case, ice and snow. (10 cards per sheet)
One side of my business card is not exposed to the weather; the other side is.
The two sides are eventually glued together back to back.
Like snowflakes, no two business cards can be alike.