“From the beginning of my obsession with drawing, I have been fascinated by transformational qualities of light and distance. Whether I am studying a large body of water shot through with sunlight or rain on a car windshield reflecting the glimmer of adjacent neon signs, I am always looking to catch the mystery of these completely real distortions. This is what interests me when I look at the world. No matter what the subject matter or what the degree of complexity in the composition, I never tire of the challenge of articulating the fluidity I see all around me.”
I painted this over a year ago and it was too big to hang anywhere so I stored it flat and out of sight. The gleaming artifact above the shoulder and left of the head was more than an accidental and not, at the time I painted it, a completed thought. I do not always condone the positing of meaning on impulse, but in this case, it excites me to think my subconscious sent up a flare: and a year later, I would make my way back home.