2008, Oil on canvas, 36"w x 36"h
My work concerns spatial relationships and examines the essential difference between something defined as an object and something defined as space. I am interested in how a two-dimensional surface can be transformed into a representational environment through simple composition, line and color. This work allows me to investigate how we delineate and interpret the relationship between space and objects within a painting.
This piece considers the interaction between the illusionistic space within the painting and the real, physical space in which the viewer or artist exists. The work utilizes a very traditional point-perspective composition, however, the framing of the active, painterly fields of color with flat, bright color, challenges the viewer to see the painting as a two-dimensional surface with a random arrangement of geometric elements painted on. My work addresses the question: What makes some shapes appear as objects while others appear as vast, open space?
A Daimler Company
Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.
Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.