statement regarding Fictions

This series addresses common human experience. Each painting is conceived as the voice of an individual I've conjured from reading, observing or listening to others. Only the titles are in my voice. My "characters" speak for themselves in the section left unpainted. 

I've noticed many of these characters are trapped in circumstances beyond their control.  

I compose the words myself. I am not quoting anyone. 

The canvases rarely exceed five feet in any direction. Expanding beyond that scale tends to amplify the words to stridency, which distorts the balance between the words and the images.


November 2023