The composition of this painting was inspired by a small 4x4" collage of my own. The instructor in a class I was taking suggested we take a look at Robert Rauschenberg's art and I was intrigued by his use of small rectangles of colour across some of his paintings and his rough, messy style so I decided to incorporate that idea into this piece.
Sometimes I chastise myself for trying too many different materials and styles of art. The truth is that I have an addiction to art supplies and playing with new things and it's really hard to settle on one medium. Apparently that's a no-no from a collector's point of view, but hey, it worked for Rauschenberg. Nevertheless, I do believe my unique voice is starting to emerge in my art. When I look at my art there is almost always a merging of organic elements with more rigid shapes.