I am intrigued by outward persona and the most outward elements which make a subject so themselves and I use the structure of abstraction and a hint of realism to capture the essence of the person. I try to keep each work unique, never repeating another and yet held by the same constructive rules.
My rules for creation come from my love of pure color, my appreciation for the play and tension of spatial relationships and the joy of impact with a life-sized work.
My hope is that together these elements provide the experience of encountering an essential, though not necessarily obvious, aspect of the real person.
This subject, Brent, has a bold elegance and strength in the way he interacts with the world around him. I chose to distill these qualities in a nuanced concept of composure and containment. It’s what makes his persona uniquely his own.