It is important to me to try to express unsuspected insights
into the content of my work... using
aggressive textures and unusual mediums. The ability to
bring the various "raw" pieces and layers of materials into
their final stages, within the whole of a painting... is
'accomplishment'... the exploration and experimentation of
materials is like discovering a new world... transforming a
mundane painting into work that is unique.
For me, experimental art
or the making of it is the process of putting together
materials on the various surfaces while responding to the
outcome as an idea. This idea may be a process that will
be carried from one painting to the next. Each time I
paint something new is added through layered papers, various
mediums, and textures. It is when the outcome of the painting
becomes predictable... this is when I move on to the next.
Seldom do I
begin with a conscious idea. The white surface of
the paper, or textured papers (white) along with mixed
media are the building tools of the painting...
The idea will follow as the painting evolves.
Experimental art is
exploring and discovering more creative ways of expression,
and keeping traditional rules of painting out of the picture!
Painting on the edge
keeps the mystery and energy alive in my work!