Chaos, Okay

 
City Night Sunset  16x20 acrylic on canvas

City Night Sunset
16x20 acrylic on canvas

Midnight Mountains  16x20 acrylic on canvas

Midnight Mountains
16x20 acrylic on canvas

Thoughts 1  16x20 acrylic on canvas

Thoughts 1
16x20 acrylic on canvas

Blueprint Nature  16x20 acrylic on canvas

Blueprint Nature
16x20 acrylic on canvas

Early Mountains  16x20 acrylic on canvas

Early Mountains
16x20 acrylic on canvas

Undersea  16x20 acrylic on canvas

Undersea
16x20 acrylic on canvas

Stars Fly Over Spilt Milky Way  16x20 acrylic on canvas

Stars Fly Over Spilt Milky Way
16x20 acrylic on canvas

Sunrise Mountains  16x20 acrylic on canvas

Sunrise Mountains
16x20 acrylic on canvas

Thoughts 2  16x20 acrylic on canvas

Thoughts 2
16x20 acrylic on canvas

 

STATEMENT

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.