"Color satisfies the eye, line satisfies the mind"
The Drawing Series expresses my love for line, shape and the mark of a tool on a surface. Inspired by minimalism and abstract expressionism, the shaped, wearable canvases allow me to explore composition. Many of the shapes are rooted in observation. Shadows, light, architecture, all of these become subjects to reinterpret, simplify and incorporate into my work. Many pieces are intentionally un-named. They are pure composition and exist only to be viewed as arrangements of line, shape and form.
By using a strong, industrial primer on formed metal I can sand and prepare the surface to a smooth, satin finish, almost silk-like to the touch. The strength of the paint allows me to carve through, as well as draw on, the surface. A chemical patina enhances the contrast.