The work in this exhibit was born of infinite possibilities, with the intention of sharing a little joy and positive energy through creative expression.
In terms of visual content, these paintings reflect my childhood aesthetic influences, including my mother’s Pennsylvania Dutch heritage of using patterned textiles as decoration, and my Italian-American father’s love of bold color and abstract design. The pattern-work in these pieces, through repetition and continuity, signals something of the infinite. Regarding material, these paintings reflect my efforts to bring out the inherent beauty of oil paint through non-representational means.
I would describe these new works as an harmonious integration of color, pattern, and texture, akin to the realm of textiles, and conveying the warm- spirited energy and intention I put into their creation.