Even when there is no language accompanying an image, rarely do our minds allow that image to remain mute. We want it to explain itself somehow. Words emerge and linger in the surrounding space.
The verbal-visual mélange characteristic of print and online media today is filled with emphatic demands: Want me. Think this. Remember that. Consciously or unconsciously, the demands loiter and affect our decisions, directions, and perspectives.
These paintings integrate language into the picture plane directly. The words, drawn from place, action, and force, loosely report and intermingle with collected media images to create a new meshing of sign and form.