Statement

Much of my current artwork focuses on things and places I see in my everyday life. I notice the behavior of the city and try to relate it to my art. I enjoy the process and creating an idea and then watching it grow. I have fun questioning everything and calling it art.

In my work I use repetition, perspective, balance and color to catch my viewer's attention. I barely sketch out what I want to paint; instead I use a camera to take pictures of public places such as the train station. I then use the picture and paint from it as I perceive it using color. Most of the time I do not know what the outcome will be but eventually I reach my desired goal. That desire goal is when everything is in place, from the design to the smallest line detail, everthing needs to be straight and exact. I prefer to embrace the time I have with the piece and savor the moments of creation, rather than fixate on the end result.

One of my subjects is train stops, where I notice the man made structures and admire them for what they are. I enjoy the train stations in Chicago, the way they confuse people with their modern geometrical shapes, and the use of signs to guide people. When I see overlapping shapes with a sign it captures my attention and I picture a painting. My goal is to further explore this train stop landscape and ask myself, “whats next?”