I feel that a contemporary still-life should break with the tradition of cluttered compositions in favor of an ordered, controlled arrangement of similar objects more like what I experience in everyday life. Nature, to me, is repetition.
I am also interested in philosophy, and Artistotle had a lot to say concerning the fact that our ideas about the things in our world should include our conception of ideal things. So more than just object studies, these drawings set out to classify the specific thing in front of me as being exemplary.
Sometimes the objects are straightforward, other times the surfaces are cut and carved to increase visual activity, and also to make meaningful connections.
I frequently work in series, producing groups of related drawings. Series work allows me to work on many small drawings rather than one large artwork, a method I prefer.
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