Jazz music has been influencing me since I’m 2 years old, thanks to my Dad’s big band 78’s. The rhythms, textures, and joie d’ vive are all aspects that I’ve tried to depict in these ink and watercolor depictions.
This is the art that takes American or world advertising logos and icons and puts them in a foreign context, mixes them up in a blender of pop culture images, and regurgitates them on to watercolor paper.
It took me many years to understand that abstract art is valid for me. After viewing a Richard Diebenkorn exhibit at the SF Museum of Modern Art, I seemed to have a better understanding of what it could be about: paint, texture, composition –
I’ve worked on book covers, package design, CD art, and editorial style pieces. Even in this work, there is usually a sense of fun that comes through…
This work falls into two categories: renderings of houses and buildings that already exist, and renderings of buildings that have yet to be built.