oil on canvas
I view my oil paintings as abstracted blueprints for architectural segments occurring in my hometown of Kent and abroad. My compositions are derived from my heavy photographic observations of industrial aspects including interesting lineage elements, fantastic gradients found in the reflective quality of metal, and hard-edged shapes to weigh down compositions in a balancing manner. I utilize imposed color to augment the basic and generic nature of industrial surfaces and textures. I piece together my compositions similarly to a puzzle; each work is composed of multiple photographs that have been fragmented to fit into one another. My goal throughout these paintings is to create beauty from generic aspects of architecture and structures – my personal form of architectural abstraction.