Gallery Affiliations: Trudy Labell Fine Art
My painting process focuses on the discovery and intensification of elements of visual beauty in the observable world, what George Santayana referred to as ìpleasure objectifiedî. Due to my haptic nature, this seductive beauty resides in tactile surfaces, undulating folds of fabric combined with a sense or residue of humanity. This translates literally into closets of unwearable clothing and storage boxes of fabric, drapery and costumes. Representing the human form by what covers or enfolds it is similar to the idea of using touch to ìseeî. Both evoke a sense of sensuous disorientation.