The patterns, textures and colors found in fabric stores have influenced these works. Bolts of cloth placed in bins without concern for congruity create a rich visual confusion that begs for unachievable order. My attempt to resolve these inherent conflicts and tensions results in whatever expression the images may achieve. The materials are various kinds of commercially produced fabric or discarded garments with acrylic media. The media is used as an adhesive and sometimes added in color for effect. Stretched canvas or solid surfaces are used for substrates.
San Diego, California is where I grew up, attended public school, and graduated from college. At San Diego State Universty I was exposed to gifted people who spent their lives devoted to studying subjects I had never heard of before, managed to earn a BS degree (which has served me well in lengthy conversation), and made some life-long friendships. The years following college include a short time in the military, making a living as a graphic artist for various industries, teaching at a university for awhile, and pursuing personal artistic interests. The home I share with my dear wife and where I make art is located in Central Oregon.