Announcing a new series in progress: "Disintegration"
Based on my recent experiments immersing printed reference photos in water until the photo emulsion breaks up and disintegrates, I have begun to explore how these fragmented images re-arrange my thinking about imagery, both spatially and conceptually. This process of fragmentation and abstraction de-objectifies the image, and makes it less about what it is and more about why it is the way it is. As a realist, I’m finding this to be a very liberating experience. The Tacoma Ledger recently said about this new series, "The images appear to burst at the edges of the canvas like a darkroom scene gone wrong, a compelling vision based on thoughts of our current fractured society."
This new series of paintings, drawings, and etchings will reflect on the disintegration of memory and time, and also on a broader scale, the disintegration of our environment and of contemporary society itself.