All my work is based in the representational, in reality, real things, objects, people you can identify, but I definitely need and seek to push beyond the real to abstract things and subjects to varying degrees. It is what motivates me to keep working! I am past a stage of being interested in pure Representationalism; when I was younger, the Photorealist and Precisionist Movements were inspirational and motivational for me.
One series or interest will somehow, in a deeply intuitive and subliminal way, lead naturally into the next work. To me, it seems like an innate flow and natural transition typifies my modus operandi. There have certainly been times when my art is directly influenced by life circumstances or my reaction to those circumstances. Life on a very personally intimate scale or on a large scale. The art can serve sometimes as documentation, therapy or an emotional necessity for self-expression; the art simply emerges, life translated into imagery.
"Representationalism, is and has been, an anchor and point de repère, something used, but is not a limiting or defining term or ends for me. I’d like to feel as if I am constantly pushing the envelope – my own envelopes."