For many years, as per common wisdom, I struggled to condense my work as an artist into an “elevator pitch”. Generally, this is useful for the purposes of marketing, but it is also a task which can ultimately be extremely limiting to artistic growth, at least in my own personal experience. Upon further consideration, I now realize that my oeuvre is a set of intertwined and parallel trains of thought. I would find it irresponsible as an artist not to embrace the tools of our time, namely, the computer. For this reason, I have often referred to my work as “Techspressionism“. However, long before I gazed into a computer screen, as a child, I experienced the joy of drawing and painting, and these pursuits, in my opinion, are the underlying basis for my work, not the technological layer which sits atop and informs many aspects of my current practice.
So for the indulgence of linguistically-minded individuals, below are links to brief essays describing each of the locomotives which pull my artistic trains of thought: