Arrays/Bar Codes (2015/16)

Bar Codes |

To take an ordinary motif and expect the extraordinary spurs me on. With Nightlines, I simplified my elements to sequences of verticals, emphasizing the relationship of one color to another, one fluid or jagged edge to another. Using individual panels as modules in my Array/Bar Code series, I’m introducing another level of complexity with both perpendiculars, which create squares, and combined panels, which form post-painting relationships. For some time, I’ve worked with opposing sensations of extension and enclosure, and the process for this series allows for a way of exploring release and containment through construction. After painting each discrete panel, I consider possibilities and settle on how to arrange them so that each riffs off others, but the visual effect doesn’t lock things into place. Each panel partakes of a similar palette with unique colors adding variation and vibrant notes, which encourages the eye to reconfigure the arrangement of patterns and hues. In the end, I am on the outside looking in. These stripes could be entrances to parallel universes. Just the other side of nowhere. The unknown.

 

 

 

Landforms (2015)

Formations (2015)

Below the Surface (2013/14)

 

Locations (2014)

 

 

Territories (2013/14)