what's behind the work
Like abstract landscapes, these paintings inhabit a place where reason and emotion meet. They explore the relationship between the language of science and the language of art. The works use a formal and limited vocabulary—a collection of visual algorithms developed to address theories of process in both physical and abstract worlds. This lexicon is used to examine the development of consciousness, the evolution of knowledge and the resulting effects when systems meet and accommodate one to the other creating something entirely new.
The composition of the paintings not only represents these ideas but asks questions within the vernacular and looks for answers in the results. While the images often appear complicated, this complexity is nothing more than an organised simplicity. It is within the results of these visual conflicts, created by the multiple layers of shape, colour, and idea that a solution is found that may address subjects beyond the edge of the painting itself. The resulting works of art are not the goal found at the end of the journey, but, like any language, the vehicle used to get there.