NONREPRESENTATIONAL

Nonrepresentational is perhaps not the most accurate word to attach to this growing and most recent body of work--neither does abstract feel specific enough. The work on this page grew out of several years of repeatedly taking a run at expression without the limitation that comes with adhering to the shape and line of a recognizable form; I craved that ability as the description of a figure or animal or place increasingly became an obligatory directive, interrupting the investigative direction the painting wanted to pursue. 

Following many attempts without attachment to outcome, including straddling the line between representational and abstract (a non-linear stage of suggestive painting), I found myself on a different side of the boundary. In this territory, color, line, shape and application method comprise the language--one in which I see myself more clearly without recognizable form.