Soft Wood series, 2001
In the “Soft Wood” series, I explore the idea of non-decorative abstract painting. By covering square canvases with overall organic patterns, I make paintings that extend beyond the edges of their frames. The viewer is presented with a close-up look of a piece of an unfamiliar universe. Elements of chance are incorporated into each painting and composition emerges from each painting’s many different layers and their textures. The process of creating these paintings involves repetative actions that result in the depiction of a personal landscape - a record of my actions made up of markings.

The title of the "Soft Wood" series is taken from a Robert Lowell poem of the same name. The poem contrasts the power and permanency of Nature’s cycles with the fragility and mortality of Man.