devries series

The Devries Series

 A series of drawings on mylar created from dozens of photos that have been spliced and physically collaged together.  This allows me to represent this structure in a way that does not exist in reality.  I am using multiple perspectives to explore the component of  time...In a sense extending the moment as if to walk around the structure.

My Subjects

contemporary paintings exploring the reinvention of the ordinary through context and illumination.

I often stay with a subject for a while, sometimes even years.  The site, or subject becomes a part of my visual imagination often suggesting the interjecting of objects or effects from other sources.

       

I react to my environment, internalizing the objects I focus on. The paintings then come from a synthesis of these subjects, as they first existed and as I imagine them. The light always has an extraordinary way of transforming reality, suggesting a sense of an extended moment in time as the viewer visually travels through the work. This psychological perceptual challenge is at the center of my work. 

My Process

I take numerous photographs of  my subjects giving me the visual information I will need for my manipulations.  I collage the photos digitally or with scissors and glue creating multiple macquettes. I want to consider the  possibilities.