My most recent work loiters in the dense, vibrant limbo between chaos and control. I explore the coexistence of those energies in this series, most apparently representing them in over-controlled and under-controlled markings while gradients, contrast, and form serve as main variables.
With a background in photography and video production, and a career that has me sleeves-up in a blend of digital mediums, I took a brush to a canvas in the summer of 2018 to relieve my brain from the swirl of erratic visuals at my day job. I needed something tactile and non-scree non-device non-digital related to do. Each stage of painting sparked an impulse for what my next move would be — a new color introduction or placement of new form.
This went on for a couple of months before I realized I had painted over a dozen canvases, nine of which grouped well into three sets of three — Blueprint set, Mountains set, and Thoughts set — to make up the Chaos, Okay series you see here.
All that to say, I didn’t plan this. But I needed to get it out of my system. And I didn’t know that until it happened. I am not a painter.