My work in painting addresses the human presence, that is to say the presence of an individual human person, in a variety of oblique ways: (the painter), the builder, the inventor, the observer, the ghost. This is the narrative in its most bare and open sense.
I acknowledge that painting is rooted in looking, and that painting begins with recognizing my paintings wherever they may be found. Images from life, books, the internet, films, and other paintings; through the painting process these images are claimed and bound within particular structures.
Such structures are not tied to engineering practices, but emotional responses, aesthetic judgements, whims, tangents, and above all a continual reference to the history and continuum of the development of similar structures that we know as 'paintings'.
The paintings exist, static in their properties but fluid in their potential to engage with concepts of meaning, each with their own individual characteristics, spaces, and ways of inhabiting the world.