Sidewalks & Parking Lots — Dec 17 through Jan 14
This show will post online beginning Monday, December 19
As an artist I am captivated by certain arrangements of lines, colors, shapes, values, and textures. I find ready-made arrangements of these elements amidst the landscape of the town and city. Seeking an intimate view of my subject, the best vantage points most often come from sidewalks and parking lots. The combination of a sunlit building interspersed with hints of foliage is particularly appealing to me. The contrast of organic and geometric shapes, of light and shadow, or vibrantly colored leaves against a blue sky provides an intense drama for the senses. Architectural triumphs are not at all what I'm after. More often, the humblest of structures will suffice. A stacked bay window, a chain link fence, a red chimney top…these things have meaning in their forms and in the relationships between them. No doubt, there is a tinge of nostalgia for the familiar there, but it’s the aesthetic response from within that matters most. Form takes precedence over content, intuition over reason, and the gratification of finding beauty in the seemingly mundane is spiritually fulfilling.