Western European painting, and in particular, the drawings of Degas, Lautrec, Schiele and Rodin have always inspired… later on Diebenkorn and David Park. What I seek are patterns, relationships and immediacy of expression. Imagery of the human form is used both as a vessel for expression of movement’s potential, and/or an innate energy. There is timelessness to the use of pure line - an essential of graphic abstraction, but inherent in it also - the implication of potential growth.
My preference is for an open statement, the viewer to complete each piece based upon his or her own memories and experience.