I’ve always been fascinated with jazz and the ability to articulate an individual statement by improvising on music everyone knows already, eight to ten pieces by Duke Ellington primarily. Familiar subjects, mundane and unnoticed, are chosen to become the melody, the carrier wave.

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The access point is established by the representational image, a studio fabricated passkey to the realm of shared memory and common experience. In its construction, with every decision, with every brushstroke, additional information is encoded and conveyed, and in a realm beyond linear thinking communication takes place.