Work > Invented Space

Invented Space 1
Oil on Canvas
66" x 60"
Invented Space 2
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 60"
Invented Space 3
Acrylic on Canvas
64" x 90"
Invented Space 4
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 60"

Invented Space is series of paintings that began by fabricating temporary models of impossible structures, using scraps of acrylic, wood, aluminum, glass, and discarded parts of previous work.

What interests me is how the process of building these models, and moving through or around them to choose different compositions, taught me to feel the forces at work. I was the architect, the traveler, and the translator.

The resulting painted topologies explore edges and intersections, weight and light, depth and flatness, and subtle shifts in color. The formal tensions in the work point to an ongoing preoccupation with understanding form as “a diagram of forces”.