Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

I created these drawings entirely in Photoshop (no scanning is involved). Sometimes I also copy-and-paste (in Photoshop) segments from one of my photographs. Each drawing is one of an extended series in which the sequence of images shows the viewer the evolution of ideas and narrative.

My style is a combination of figuration and abstraction. In some works, figuration is predominant; in other works, abstraction—but the resulting work contains an (un)easy combination of two ways to translate feelings, memories and observations into visual images.

I have been a painter for many years and continue to find painting on canvas (or on Claybord™) to be challenging and meaningful. In the last six or so years, I “discovered” Photoshop, and using this medium feels like second nature. The speed with which images can be made and evolve into other images; the ability to save prior images while the images continue to evolve; the seemingly infinite possibilities of what can be made visible; the ephemeral nature of virtual products—and the easy storage—all of these qualities in working digitally are exciting and stimulating.