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. To augment this nascent two-way conversation I reconstitute always present but unaccounted visual elements, confounding the gatekeepers of consciousness and overcoming the thresholds of awareness each time it's seen.

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.