concept of earthwork art summons images of soil, wood, water, rock
formations and other tangible materials. The greater focus within my
art experience is nature's process and the invisible forces at work on
our planet. Nature is my collaborator and as such, makes its every
influence known. I am an ecosystem artist developing each 2D and 3D
painting in seasonal conditions of high heat and extreme cold, at
various levels of humidity, to experience the power of natural elements
in response to the materials I lay upon the canvas and elsewhere.
Working paint like soil, my process is a physical investigation using paint. I navigate and negotiate paint like a river; yet, I know its source. I
define my activated palette as "Speed Elements", and reflect deeply on
the relationship between the act of painting and the art of nature. By
mixing paints and catalysts, paintings are set in motion to recreate the
push-pull forces that shape and mold all visible things and respond to
distinctive environmental influences as further inspiration toward the
completion of each canvas. I am an outburst of nature. Nature doesn’t
just influence me, it leads me on a journey. As I cooperate with
nature, she rewards me greatly. As a partner, nature is generous and I
inherit all that she has to offer. Simply put, I ride nature's coat
tails. As a result, I create microscopic, as well as, satellite views of the earth and places scattered throughout the universe.
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.
MULTIPLE ONENESS TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCE AT SYMPHONY SPACE; NY, NY
Setting paint and music into motion;
to show not only how space looks but how it moves.
KEN CRO-KEN, (live painting and projecting)
MATT SULLIVAN, OBOE (and live digital processing)