Untiltled, 2005
Oil and mixed media on canvas
8 x 10 feet

This work comes out of a state of synethesia. Sound can have shape, color, and literal mass or void. Music helps, but it is the sound that turns the key, that makes the walls disappear. When working directly with sound, I want to direct its power towards its visual component, creating ambient environments and visual thermodynamics.

Painting for me is not a literal depiction of sound. Color can make a sound, which will in turn suggest shapes and composition. It can also work in the other direction. My paintings are the result of a sedimentary series of layers and sequences. In a sound piece or painting, I am interested in the temporal aspects of experience––constant and permanent change. Painting and sound move through, and are layered in, time.

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