My work emerges through a process that balances entropy and control. I work with resin, paint and heat. Resin lends itself to the build up of layers, capturing traces of time, passage and movement. My Horizon paintings are nature based abstractions, influenced by the notions and aesthetics of 19th century sublime landscapes and the coastal horizon. I am interested in the dichotomy of an industrial material evolving past it’s commercial purposes to convey an organic ambiance.
I mix resin with pigment and use a heat gun like a paint brush to move and manipulate the resin until I achieve my desired composition. My relationship with the medium is very physical. It requires me to move around the painting, bend and position myself to direct heat from specific angles, granting the process a sculptural quality. Each painting seeks a level of reservation as well as an embrace of spontaneity.