the etudes are a series of visual or conceptual explorations.  These are works- in-progress that investigate ideas in a concentrated or free-form way.  The pieces included here might not always end up making it into a permanent body of work, but their inclusion on this site helps me to play with sequencing, and to evaluate them in a medium that allows for improvisation and the free-association of ideas and its translation into visual expression.

desk bound started as a stray visual accident, and soon morphed into an exploration of abstraction and color, foreground and background, and how to create, from a limited canvas and locality, from seemingly banal and haphazard arrangement of objects, compelling and enigmatic aesthetic constructs.

back to gallery: desk bound

artist's statement: the etudes

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