I see patterns for every chord when I play guitar. I don't automatically know what the notes or chords are but I see them in my mind and that directs me how to play them. I realized one day that what I see in my mind is actually a blending of the physical pattern that my fingers are in for the chord mashed up with what the sound looks like in my mind. Weird, right?
I applied that principle to this series of paintings. All of these are a mix of the physical world, what I see with my eyes, seen through the "lens" of what I see in my mind for the emotion at that time. I was feeling complete calm at the C&P Coffee Shop in West Seattle one day, and I began to sketch what I saw through the emotion of complete calm. It's a bit like looking at something with a fun-house mirror where shape and also color distort.
I like how this series turned out. You may see what I saw with my eyes in these artworks but they are distorted. I think this process better represents what I truly experience.
These paintings are all created by pigmenting resin and layering it on to wood panels that I make. I embed wire in the resin to create crisp dimensional lines, and etch and fill the resin to create complex patterns. Many of these works have a soft matte finish and have a lot of depth due to the layered resin, making them visually striking.
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