artists statement for 'unbroken'.

as an artist, i have been interested in the circle form for a long time - something about its unbroken nature and infinite path appeals to my imagination.

it was only when my wife became pregnant that i seriously turned to the circle as an artistic metaphor. i wanted to find a creative vehicle to express my awe and excitement about our growing family, and the circle seemed a natural fit.

as i painted, the circles came to represent many things… the unbroken and unending lineage of family. the bonds that hold our families together. different types of family units – the parent/child relationship, siblings, extended families. the sacred bond of marriage. the way that family members protect and envelop each other. some paintings represent specific people or situations, others just came from thinking about what the circle can mean.

i hope you can see yourself in the paintings before you… in the end, they are all about the path that we walk and the people whom we walk it with.
the unbroken circle.

:: i hope you are able to see the show, either in my portfolio or in person to see what they're all about.