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Spring Hill
Flashe and acrylic on panel
17" x 50" diptych
2015
Spring Hill panel one
Flashe and acrylic on panel
17" x 50" diptych
2015
Spring Hill (panel two)
Flashe and acrylic on panel
17" x 50" diptych
2015
Spring Hill DETAIL
Flashe and acrylic on panel
17" x 50" diptych
2015
Spring Hill DETAIL
Flashe and acrylic on panel
17" x 50" diptych
2015
Aerial (#1 and #2 as diptych)
Flashe, acrylic, and tempera on canvas
36" x 76"
2012
Aerial #1
Flashe, acrylic, and tempera on canvas
2012
Aerial #2
Flashe + acrylic on canvas
36" x 38" x 1.75"
2012
Aerial #1 DETAIL
Flashe and acrylic on canvas
36" x 38"
2012
Aerial #2 DETAIL
Flashe and acrylic on canvas
36" x 38"
2014
Way In #5
10" x 20"
2013
Way In # DETAIL
Flashe, acrylic, and tempera on panel
10" x 20"
2013
Way In (BIF Landscape)
Flashe, acrylic and tempera on canvas
48" x 96" (diptych)
2013
Way In (BIF Landscape) DETAIL
Flashe, acrylic, and tempera on 2 panels
48" x 96" diptych
2013
Way In (BIF Landscape) DETAIL
Flashe, acrylic, and tempera on 2 panels
24" x 96" diptych
2013
Way In (Cast Shadow)
Flashe and acrylic on panel
10" x 20"
2013
Palissy's Garden: Specificity and Blankness
Flashe, acrylic, and tempera on panel
24" x 192" diptych
2012
Palissy's Garden: Specificity
Flashe, acrylic, and tempera on panel
24 x 96
2012
Palissy's Garden: Blankness
Acrylic and tempera on panel
24" x 96"
2012
Palissy's Garden: Blankness
Acrylic and tempera on panel
24" x 96"
2012
Palissy's Garden: Blankness
Acrylic and tempera on panel
24" x 96"
2012
Humboldt Park (Wet Prairie)
Flashe, acrylic and tempera on panel
24" x 96"
2012
Humboldt Park: Wet Prairie DETAIL 1
Flashe, acrylic, and tempera on panel
24" x 96"
2015
Humboldt Park: Wet Prairie DETAIL
Flashe, acrylic, and tempera on panel
24" x 96"
2012
Way In #1
Acrylic on canvas
30" x 48"
2010
Way In #3
6" x 16"
2013
BIF (Study)
Flashe, acrylic and tempera on panel
12" x 20" x 2"
2013
BIF Study DETAIL
Flashe and acrylic on canvas
2013
Way In (Green)
6" x 16"
2013
Douglas Park (Bag Tree)
Flashe and tempera on Duralar
19" x 24"
2014
Douglas Park (Bag Tree) #2
Flashe and tempera on Duralar
19" x 24"
2014

Images extend, amplify, and delimit actual spaces. All of my work examines the nature of this relationship, showing that the boundary between images and actual spaces is a dynamic and nuanced membrane. In other words, there is a direct, significant, and reciprocal relationship between images, which we tend to qualify as something other than “real”, and the nature of the world we inhabit. Sensing this is by turns exhilarating and sobering; I deal with it in a number of ways. One approach is to make paintings that captivate the eye and then change as the gaze is held over time: the optical color effect known as "simultaneous contrast" produces illusory glowing edges where nearly-complementary hues meet. Just as this becomes fully apparent, a new optical sensation emerges: highly saturated colors induce retinal fatigue, giving rise to afterimages similar in value to the underpainting but slightly different in hue. These phenomena compete with what is actually present, thereby producing an uncanny sensation of spatial depth in a canvas one knows, intellectually, to be flat, and which is otherwise composed without recourse to perspectival devices. In this way, abstraction and landscape figuration compete for pictorial dominance, calibrating the eye to appreciate the phenomenological richness of the worlds that surround us all the time.