“Arrangement Impulsion” is a series of works emblematic of my style as an artist — find a concrete framework, and then explore all the possibilities within it. Within each iteration you will find the balance of two potentially oppositional components — structure and free expression; architecture and automatic art; gesture and movement and flow within defined constraints.
I started to explore this concept of arrangement — and re-arrangement — as a way to affirm that a work of art does not need to be some ideal of perfection. I began to center around the idea that I could build a frame, an idea of an image, and create certain structures within which to define and redefine what could be done within that system. I felt like I was working through every iteration that was worth producing as a piece of art. Keep working, keep iterating, keep trying ideas. I’d move this element, push this line, try a different balance, and then think, “For the next painting, what did we like about the last two, what do we want to do differently? How do we want to shift the color?”