Current Exhibit Artist Statements
(Celebrating the first and second time around.)
I’m awake in the middle of the night thinking about my new exhibition and how to explain it. The idea, “Similar, but different “ comes to my mind. Why? I often jump around from idea to idea. I could be working on a painting when a thought for a new subject pops in my head. I think to myself, “I’ll just take a quick break to get the new one started.” But, now I’m in the middle of another painting. I find myself constantly circling around between all of them, again and again, until eventually I have one finished.
I usually have several paintings that I’m in the middle of...at varying degrees of doneness. I really miss them when they’re completed, which is why I will tend to do another with the same look or feel. Hence the title, “Same Difference”. I thought it would be fun to share some of the first and second attempts....together.
My inspiration comes from interactions with people or random objects that I see. They are ideas that I think will be cool and can’t wait to create and share.
I love to add texture and layers, adding hidden meaning and confusing objects with things that are not obvious or are slightly “off”. I like when a painting can make you think and wonder.
I hope you enjoy my show.