An aesthetic influence for me has been with the Imagist School of Chicago, however my work has taken its own path into uncharted territory.
My paintings are a kind of Kabuki of forms, often have a totemic, iconic expression.
An unlikely, but inevitable, intersection of elements from primitive nature and the human presence, toward a philosophical whole.
Artist friends have commented on the humor and inventiveness of the way things are put together, pointing to the pure ideas behind the resolved work.
Some years spent living in Zen Monastic communities and solitary retreats in the wilderness have also lent a certain feeling of relatedness to the natural world and the paintings have since been marked by these experiences.