what everyone sees

van vent    48"x48

There is no narrative intent, the painting is only and totally a visual allusion to an ordinary sight in the common domain. I choose a typically unattended subject to gain access to the established pool of experience and range of expectation of the viewer. I then produce an image that reconstitutes always present but unaccounted visual elements, overcoming the thresholds of awareness each time it's seen and exerting an ongoing presence over time. 

My technique derives from my experience as a silk-screen printer. I paint with one primary color at a time, each reduced in clear medium to transparency and applied in layers, with secondary colors mixing on the canvas back to front. Images can be expected to resolve with distance.