I call this series Engineered Paintings. They start start with a rectangle. This is a finite and arbitrary given. The sides define the borders of a world that can be subdivided into smaller sectors that are each related to one another and to the whole. This process uncovers numbers embedded within the rectangle. I begin by designing my paintings digitally. That way I can access the numbers more easily. I can iterate the numbers infinitely. Eventually a decision to stop must be made. This is an arbitrary decision. When I arrive at an iteration that pleases my aesthetic sense I stop. The last step is to paint. By the time my brush touches down on the canvas every decision has already been made. My brush is guided by numbers. Once I finish painting I begin again with a new rectangle. I begin each new rectangle with a hope that I will discover new numbers. I frequently paint the same size rectangle. I want to show you many particular rectangles that are in fact the same rectangle. I paint patterns. I paint relationships. I paint nature abstracted. I paint the language of God.
Artist Bio / CV
I was born in Rhode Island and educated at the Rhode Island School of Design. I make art to communicate ideas that are important to me. I want to get at serious questions using new technology to create art that is a feast for the eyes. There have been periods when I have been unable to make art because of practical challenges or intellectual roadblocks, but I have found ways of overcoming these issues. The practical and creative struggles I have fought to overcome have strengthened and enriched my work by challenging me to make it deeper, more elegant, and more carefully thought through. Today I proudly invite you to look at and enjoy the product of a lifetime of effort.