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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