some thoughts about three of these pieces . . .
Current and Components [and Binary] are trompe l'oeil, assemblage, and still life paintings, documenting ordinary, contemporary objects. This work deals with parts that make up a whole. Objects that rely on other objects to reach their intended potential. Also, by including real objects along with painted objects, this work explores relationships between reality and interpreted reality.
• The title, Current, has multiple thought suggestions for the viewer. There is the suggestion of electrical current, however, the inclusion of a Soviet-era light switch may suggest political current. Now that we've arrived at two uses for the word, we may go on to think about another usage, an even bigger picture ... The currents in the natural word, that happen all around us with or without human intervention.
• Components is an invitation for the audience to think about the male and female fittings they are viewing. The mind may wander to other gender relationships, and what those relationships create.