Focus on Tragedy

Focusing on tragedy has long been a preoccupation of my art, but I am currently most interested in doing this non-representationally. In a manner similar to J.M.W. Turner's "Slave Ship" paintings, I hope to encapsulate difficult issues within the context of dramatically used color, shape, form, and mark-making. When my work is at its best, it intertwines abstract imagery and narrative to inspire contemplation, fantasy, and empathy.

– 2004