Media: Mixed Media, Painting, Acrylic
M.F.A. Florida State University
B.A. Carson-Newman College
In the wake of the vacuum created by postmodernism, there is a hunger for spiritual renaissance. Human souls crave inclusion rather than exclusion, so I seduce the viewers with pattern and light in the hopes of recreating my own religious revelations for them. I also use collaged elements as a way of documenting and journaling my personal experiences.
Almost lost in the complicated surfaces, the figures work to emerge and take full form. Similar to the decorations in a precious reliquary, the portals of a cathedral, or an illuminated manuscript, the patterns and collaged imagery point to our attempt to make sense of life's complexity. Dark and light battle over the souls of the figures as the figures become more integrated into their rich and complex history.
This history is fully realized in the misty deposits of pattern and imagery as well as collaged elements from the past and present. The semi-transparent layers recall and represent the old and the new, the past and the future, the excellent and the penitent - because that is what makes a spiritual experience the richest and most precious.