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Patterns have their own rationale.  Looking at complex visual abstractions, our minds can know things before names for them are found.  A kind of pre-cognitive knowledge about how things are.  I’m interested in experimenting with this.

Some groups of artworks are composed from text which is transformed into patterns from the outlines of all the letters.  Stories, data, news, poetry anything transcribed can be a  starting point.  I work by hand without automation, using digital tools to re-purpose the text.  The work oscillates between a sense of the text (a sense that is without a direct reference, since the text can no longer be discerned) and the originality of the shapes.

Other groups of works are built up from lines and geometric shapes.  Tension, vibration and compression are some ways I could describe the actions I use to engage with marks, lines and patterns that get pushed or tuned and become paintings.

I’m from New York City, I continue to live and work in the new York Area.  In addition to my Fine Art practice, I am also Project Manager for The Estate of Mark Rothko.  My work there covers the creation of digital archives of Rothko’s artwork and historical records, overseeing reproductions of the Artist’s artwork as well as management of licensing.  I received a BFA in Fine Art from Ithaca College and went on to study at Parsons School of Design and The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

 

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