The Digital Age has brought upon us a binary kaleidoscope fog blanketing both perception and reality along with device-driven technology that has gone well beyond its original purpose of improving lives. I think of my artwork as not only beyond the fog, but also behind the curtain of technology.
Since my adolescent days in Chicago, I have been intrigued and influenced by the art of the Surrealist (Tanguy, Dali, Escher) along with George Seurat. Seurat? Yes, his pointillism along with the pixel-like strokes and color theory studies portended the digital age. However, unlike Seurat, my focus is on the surreal in both paintings and drawings along with a bittersweet perception of science and technology. Within the paintings, pointillism is initiated along with orange and black silhouettes. Sun drenched nearly barren landscapes serve as backdrops to the ever-present inhabitants who are represented as silhouettes engaging in a variety of activities and confronted by the inexplicable realities of a post-bucolic civilization.
The ink drawings include imaginary landscapes of mountains, waterways, and forests populated by bipedal beings. Squirrels, foxes, deer and other creatures of the forest have been introduced along with a secretive hilltop compound and spiritual entities. With the unfolding of events, the well-being of the inhabitants becomes jeopardized as consternation awaits them, portending everlasting change… All takes place under a moonlit sky and not out of the woods.