My goal has always been to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary art through my painting.
With my latest work on acrylic glass I feel as though I have achieved this goal, creating what I believe is my current nexus work. Through the deconstruction of very traditional ways of oil painting, I have found a way to take what is old and make it into something new for our times by painting and then layering on a modern surface. Painting on both sides of five layers of acrylic glass creates an intricate puzzle that is 3-dimentional, sculptural, and kinetic. Sculpting, as it were, the landscape from back to front. Working with the actual layers to increase the visual understanding of depth within the work, allows the work to become a kinetic, ‘living’ work of art where shadows are cast upon layers and light illuminates the space within, bringing it to life. Reinventing the way in which landscape is painted and seen traditionally makes this work singular and inventive.