Having trained as a sculptor, I focus on paint as a material and particular in relation to self-referential systems. My practice investigates generating art experimentally in context with the scientific method. The resulting abstract aesthetic arrives from a repetitive process delivering results, which can then be viewed within an artistic axiom.
The Formal System Series make use of traditional drawing tools. They are studies in line and shape constructing motif.
The H.Ren’s Problem model examines relationships between drawing and painting. Applied rapidly, layered colour washes determine the background; systematic repetition of motif establishes the surface.
The Module Loop Proceed Programs begin by attempting to replicate motifs revealed by the drawing process with acrylic paint. The title refers to a process by which computer systems sort, store, retrieve and process information. Each painting is numbered to chart progress.
In observance with scientific method, I have established both the Fantasy Rules and Verb Titles series as a control group. Paint is applied chaotically producing new marks for further exploration.
My performance art works operate as an expansion of the painting process, exploring the material and aesthetic relationship between elements of performance, sculpture and painting.