hap.pen.stance is essentially about meditation through mark making and the balance between working with expressive forms while maintaining simplicity. Retaining vibrancy while remaining peaceful is necessary to me in painting and in life.
Movements that inform gesture, repetition and pattern bring me into the moment, exploring random coincidences and diversity of form to create a unified whole. Worn and weathered marks, recalling the passage of time, evoke mystery and speak to an overall sense of awareness.
My hope is for this body of work to spark the viewer awake, provoking heavy thought with a bit of levity for the grist mill.