Abstract Visual Adventures.
Inspired by Chaos Theory and the Origins of Communication
Complex systems fascinate me. Hieroglyphics. Weather. Ocean currents. Traffic. Alphabets. Music.
Throughout history, the elements that make up these systems have been represented by disparate symbols and images to create the earliest forms of written and visual communication. And when those disparate elements come together, they form a complex yet cohesive, and uniquely elegant system and narrative all their own.
This is my art.
Instinctive use of disparate symbols, shapes and forgotten glyphs... dynamically integrated with vibrant, joyful colors... to deliver unique, whimsical adventures that are as equally unexpected as they are good fun.
From Accident to Artist
An unexpected thing happened as I was jogging into the ocean in Mexico, May 2018: the sand gave way under my foot and I tripped, fell and broke my neck.
Today, I am a tretraplegic that is 85% paralyzed with no movement in my fingers. Miraculously, however, I now have the ability to paint (I was stick-figure guy at best before). How well I paint, well... that's up to you.
I owe the discovery - which is referred to as Acquired Savant Syndrome, with about 35 diagnosed - to my art therapist at Kessler Rehab who was trying to improve my muscle memory and motor skills. We had only four (4) short sessions, but as soon as I had a brush in my hand, ideas began to flood my consciousness.