WORK STATEMENT ______________________________________________________________________________
This work sample includes ten images of my recent paintings. The first seven paintings are each 10 x 8. These works are hung banner style, freely suspended using metal grommets. Their arched form is painted on a rectangular piece of unstretched canvas. These works are reminiscent of Renaissance and Baroque church art and architecture. The narratives contained within the paintings explore the intersection of religion, politics, money and power.
The structure of the paintings is fragmented. The imagery is built up in layers of polymer beginning with washes and random marks gradually evolving into a translucent fractured composition, so that parts of the under painting are revealed.
I look for dramatic possibilities within the work. The disintegration of form in the paintings echoes the turmoil and turbulence of contemporary events, endless war, 9/11, religious conflicts and contradictions. This cycle of allegorical paintings has taken on a biblical arc.
These pieces are a continuation of a sequence of works begun in 2000 that include photographs, works on paper and mixed media reliquaries.