Painting as object is my preferred way of working. I approach this work with a sensibility of obliterating the line between painting and sculpture. My intent is to build textures, shapes and surfaces to stress the illusions of color and space. Whether free standing or hanging, these pieces are created to interact with surrounding space.
The content lends visible clues about perception. Materials are melded together without regard to the preservation of original intent, in deference to the process. I am influenced a great deal by my environmental surroundings in my choice of materials.
Conceptually, I have a continuing dialogue about illusion and perception, given impetus by the textural content of living in the United States of America as a Black male.