Many ancient symbols posit that the microcosm (the emotional world inside of one man, or the subatomic activity that physically sustains him) is identical to the macrocosm (the shape of a galaxy seen from thousands of light-years’ distance, or the mythic architecture of the city of God). Alignment with this lively order – powerful, sustaining, entirely alive, pre-moral and primordial – sanctifies and heals.
My large-scale patterned wall paintings begin as small abstract paintings of forms and rhythms. These small, gestural, colorful first paintings are derived from my loose observation of natural forms. I make these preliminary paintings quickly, working through many versions of the same composition to create works that, to me, come close to depicting the beginning of a life or the awakening of a moment of great joy. Their simple geometric compositions connect them to ancient symbols of fertility, life, the sun, and