The Complexities of Unity
Each of my smaller pieces embodies my method of refining gesture, color, and form. Using the confines of the small square surface, I am impelled to fulfill compositional thoughts quickly, necessitating my repeated transition to the next small square surface. Like the many pages of a sketchbook, the small square pieces are drawings for larger compositions, which could come in any form. The drawings allow for greater interpretation, opening the avenues for installation, painting, sculpture, or all three together. Typically, the small square works read first as sculptures and then as picture planes. My intention is to focus each work on generally one color field or one gesture. Standing on their own, each small square embodies a unified world of simplicity contained within itself, while also retaining a place among the other works. By connecting my creative output to my lineage and background experiences, I create bonds and unity that I can then translate to others.