Artist Statement

Maps intrigue me for the comprehensive global perspective and simple directives they provide. Our contemporary culture is not as straightforward. External stimuli from countless directions stifle independent thought, problem solving, and critical thinking. Important in my work is the quite reflection, sorting, and rearranging of information to encourage consideration of alternative viewpoints.

I begin my paintings from a "birds-eye" composition to escape the narrow vision that an initial glimpse provides. By stepping away from eye-level encounters, it is possible to observe and explore new concepts, and achieve innovation in every agenda and discipline. The format of a square canvas is utilized so that frequent commonplace messages received from electronics and other rectangular proportions, are altered and presented in a fresh perspective.

My goal is to invite viewers into a dialogue of free-thinking and creative problem solving that may have merit, but be immediately dismissed due to preconceived ideologies and belief systems.