The Inspiration Behind The Image...
If art is created in the studio and no one is there to observe it, does it make an impact?
Surrealist painting and photography, Cubist and Abstract Expressionist painting and Fluxist happenings academically influence me. Happy accidents and the quiet, patterned fractals hidden in plain sight inspire me. I am wonderstruck by the magnitude of mass destruction humanity has violently thrust upon itself. My ongoing research of various philosophies, thought processes, and scientific theories, as well as my influences, nourishes the content I use to communicate through my work. They are the variables I use to create visual solutions.
Art is the byproduct of creatively solving problems through meaning and context, and effectively communicating those solutions to other observers. The subjective, puzzling, and often perplexing meaning of art can be expressed through this simple equation:
ART = (Solutions + Communication) Others
Art is an expressed solution to others.
Art must have meaning and context. Art must be observed by others in order to begin a dialog for communication. Art without meaning does not communicate solutions to others and therefore serves no purpose. Art without context has no frame of reference in which to be considered relevant and important by others. Art without an audience is an isolated system with no outside observers therefore meaningless and void of context.
My work comes from deep within my mind. It is fueled by my unique experiences and observations, ruminated and interpreted from outside stimuli to visually solve a personal question or problem in a creative way that is palpable to a general audience. Through subtle dynamics and academic composition, viewers of my work are left comfortably agitated with a visual representation of their own questions and problems. Creating art that is specific to me and, at the same time, enigmatic enough for another to take as their own, is my therapy. It is my impact.