Objects / Collages
My work privileges content over form. My ideas are brought together in words and image. Each response requires a kind of collaboration that determines which approach is expressed in which material. I don't always get it right, but I sure do respect where these searches have taken me.
The earliest affirmation of this process came from Vito Acconci. Once a writer/poet, at some point, he realized that ideas that began to interest him could not exist as words on a page. I am paraphrasing here, but the essence of what he said included "The page was no longer strong enough to hold the idea."
The next affirmation came from the work of Gerhard Richter. I look at the collective history of his work and while bodies of work seemingly have very little to do with one another—they do appear incongruous hanging next to one another—but then I began to think each was yet another investigation of time's operations. Sometimes slow and shallow while at other times quick and with great illusionistic depth.