Secret Head Trip is an ongoing series of abstractions created from text, reflecting an interest in language, lettering, typography and traditional sign painting that has informed my work for many years. Abstracting the text shifts the focus to the gesture of the hand-painted letterforms and eliminates the recognizable words and the associations, or any baggage they may carry with them. The intent is not to create a puzzle for the viewer to solve, though some may take it as a challenge.
What Struck Me is a show of paintings on paper, drawn from multiple sources: photos, events, conversations, memories, experiences, and the internet. These are meant to be faster, spontaneous, experimental. A way to stay in the moment artistically, paint more broadly, take chances, break out of routine. Some of the paintings are painted on top of others, paint from the newer works bleeding onto the paintings underneath, adding unpredictability to the finished works.