Sticks & Branches
The works here represent a continuing evolution of existing themes for the year, 2018. Contained within are similar subjects from past series; rocks, mass objects, and even UFOs, in addition to new ones such as sticks and branches. But why sticks and stick piles? Painting the two takes a subject which has been broken and discarded, even dead, and creates something out of it, giving it new order and structure, and even renewed life. The work therefore explores the process of life and decay, organization and entropy, followed by re-ordering and rebirth.