about Vessel

I am subsumed in the exploration of color and shape relationships. Yet my paintings are expressed from a deep part of myself. The vessel shapes which emerged in these works were not predetermined. They were discovered. Via the vessel image these paintings recall pottery and still life paintings. While the spontaneity and brushwork relate to abstract expressionism, and the figure-ground relationships are similar to textiles and block prints. My work is distinguished by large interlocking shapes. There's power and grandeur in such relationships. This drama is what I paint. The vessel is an actor.