video still from "Ocean Shores FOG"
TimeSCAPES, Landscapes in Motion: PAINTING and VIDEO
My current work, TimeSCAPES, Landscapes in Motion, began in 2008 and continues today. This work is my reflection upon and to some extent an abstraction of the transcendent dynamics I discover in our natural environment. By projecting the videos and sounds while painting, I can reconnect viscerally to the particular place where the subject first had all of my senses engaged. The movement, light and color play I create becomes a living part of the final paintings and videos.
The process begins when I sense something beautiful is taking place or will take place soon. Quickly I record the moving painting (video and sound) through my camera lens. Sometimes I travel specifically to a location, while often I just happen upon an extraordinary scene and pause to take it in. Later I edit these videos and sounds into short loops. These videos may be single or multi-channel works independent of the paintings. They also inhabit my studio while I paint transforming my studio into moving paintings.
In my painting process, I use oil on canvas and panels, sometimes on paper with a variety of media including watercolor. My passion is the paint itself and the process of painting. And while painting my focus is to capture the living motion of my subjects.
It is my hope that you will take this motion, color and light play with you and that it will continue to appear to you possibly thru your peripheral vision and especially when you least expect it.