Sunday, July 13, 2008

Work in progress- or lack thereof


Recurring elements in my paintings lately involve Infrastructure, Information, and Interaction. I’ve been attempting to apply these ideas with a contemporary viewpoint. The infrastructure of manmade objects like vending machines, trash cans, and phone poles contrasts with the role of nature in urban settings. The information conveyed by signs and advertisements, and the information concealed by shadowy figures. Interaction between characters in the composition- and with virtual personae, represented by some digital device. As these themes continue to reveal the experiences and contradictions of modern existence, my guide through this exploration is the cartoon.