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Statement

 My main thematic concerns lie in the effects of time and trauma on both the organic and the inorganic, in examining the way Nature and its processes, and Man and his processes effect the integrity of an object or individual, and therefore determine its progression as an entity. I approach each new canvas as an object subject to the rules of time and trial. The work is built up slowly, layer by layer, or worn away bit by bit, each step an event in the lifetime of the object, detailing its experience, building its character, elevating it from the ordinary and sanitary, and, hopefully, telling its story.

“If I could do it, I’d do no writing at all here. It would be photographs; the rest would be fragments of cloth, bits of cotton, lumps of earth, records of speech, pieces of wood and iron, phials of odors, plates of food and excrement… a piece of the body torn out by the roots might be more to the point.”
     - James Agee
“ I am compelled to ____ because I have an artist’s personality, it is a psychologically-determined thing, one best not explored perhaps. But I ____ because I must. And frequently I do not know what I am _____, and can talk of what I’ve _____ only a long time afterwards.”
       -Howard Barker