Using abstract, geometric shapes, my paintings examine black and white patterns and their association to familiar forms in a history of Modernist painting. Making use of experimental methods to inform a composition, such as objective found data or literal games of chance, I let the paintings emerge as possible representations of accumulated information that indicate a system that the viewer may or may not be familiar with. I develop these simple systems and ways of making that manifest in complex images. Aspects of these systems include a limited palette, geometry, and graphic execution. Periodically, chance is involved in building the rules; a dice roll may determine a mark’s length.
My adhesion to these systems often manifests in hyper-‐long drawings that recall hallway rugs in their dimensions. As these drawings develop, images begin to form, and these images are either negated or reinforced.
While repetition is vital, it is essentially a means of locating an inconclusive whole: the series of decisions that inform the completion of my paintings are intuitive and process driven. The Hinal result shows and examination between control and freedom, the known and the unknown, deHiniteand inHinite.