studying "The Light
in the Woods", viewers may envision a person lost in a dark,
overgrown forest at night. The lost catches a glimpse of a faraway
light and stumbles to reach the light (safety). A second vision
of the same painting may be a soul reaching for God at the end of
life. A third view may envision a light at the end of a dark tunnel,
which could further be interpreted as relief at the end of hardship.
"The Melting Pot" illustrates earth's races intermingling, creating
a melting pot of diversity. The same painting may be interpreted
as peace, where racial differences are shed, prejudices cast away,
and serenity and equality reign among earth's peoples.
complex themes can be expressed in simple forms. "Crazy",
a salad of geometric shapes, portrays the confusion of insanity.
illustrates cautious change, in either consciousness, or the physical
world. "911" represents
an aerial view of New York City, the site of tragedy indicated in
red (blood). Change and world events are visualized as one studies
a red circle amidst squares.
use colors boldly, and at times with subtlety. Paintings vary from
black and white to magentas, reds, and yellows. Colors are carefully
selected to portray the meaning and message of the artwork. Metallic
lusters are at times used in paintings, i.e. "Out
of Africa", "The
Sun", "The Moon"
to exemplify the subject, or to simply add decorative appeal.
of my paintings are realistic portrayals; the Cats
series, "Out of
Africa", and " Celebration".
Although I'm committed to abstracts, I have sought to express these
themes while preserving the beauty of simplicity.
In many of my paintings, I seek to move from severely abstract,
to recognizable subjects, and back again to the abstract. Imagination
and exploration of themes are the basis my work.