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

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The representational image forms a passkey to the memory and imagination of the viewer, and through a portal of common experience much can be said beyond the frequency of language, a direct way of knowing. Each mark encodes the character and vision of an artist, imparting a radiant energy felt rather than objectively recognized, at the same time declaring and demonstrating an inherent level of honesty which transcends convention, inclusive and accessible.