(Olsburg, KS, USA)
The Lamp, Oil on Panel, 21x21
Children operate purely by instinct and passion; they are in your face
incessantly and there is no ambiguity about how they are feeling. I make paintings that foist themselves on the viewer in the same way.
My canvases are chaotic and irrepressible, exuberant and vibrant. The clutter and conflicting patterns in my work represent a domestic environment overrun by the paraphernalia of raising a family. My home resembles a magpie's nest more closely than a department store catalog. The repeating figures and objects overpopulate a space already stretched to the utmost. The environment
portrayed in these works is overwhelming, but the closeness also encourages individuality, jubilant camaraderie, and feelings of security.