The human figure is one of the most enduring themes in the visual arts. My work is not about the glory of the human form more about being human. Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships. My focus is on me as an individual and how individuals connect within different groups. Sometimes I take focus on smaller elements of identity for example finger print, name, or signature. I use these as a reference for works that often takes on an abstract element, whose artistic aesthetic is achieved by the arrangement of these various components. Often I take the individual as a whole with the full figure using its outline as evidence of its presence. The outlines overlapping form a linear pattern produced by the uniqueness of each individual. These large communities of lines form an individuality and unity. When I make a large work that develops through a slow process using individuals, the final piece forms a consuming image for both the people involved in the making and the audience. Collaboration makes the process and ultimately finished artwork more responsive and more human.

“In England one sometimes encounters these “wavy” brick fences. And curious as it may seem, this shape uses FEWER bricks than a straight fence.

That’s because a straight fence that is just one brick thick is not sturdy enough to stand alone and can be easily toppled with a determined push. For that reason straight fences always have a thickness of at least two layers of bricks and often more, and are also reinforced at regular intervals with vertical posts serving as buttresses.
But a wavy “one-brick” fence stands just fine on its own due to the arch support provided by its shape, which combines both fence and buttress.”

So how interesting that we see things as odd and so very different. The initial thoughts are of a impractical and an overly decorative solution. But when we dig deeper take time to understand a little more, a different solution can be more practical, more efficient, less expensive and more beautiful than the usual approach to solving problems. It’s time to give different a go. #thinkdifferently #dyslexia