Design-Space Explorations



Design-Space Explorations

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to how things fit
together, in life and in the natural world. I have been fascinated by
the “law of compensation” as it plays out in nature in opposites such
as light and dark, quiet and active, high and low. I've always looked
for balance and symmetry, and the right proportion in everything.
Maybe I have some kind of geometric gene imparted to me by my
Swedish ancestors or it is some kind of environmentally developed
sensibility. Or maybe it just has to do with being born under the sign
of Libra? Who knows? But it has become the overwhelming drive
behind my pursuits in the studio.

Creating abstract paintings that resolve problems of design and
composition gives me a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. I try to
find a balance through the interaction of positive and negative spaces
and to resolve the paradox between formal order and the freedom of
invention. Forms reduced to their sparest most meaningful existence,
are counterpoised in dynamic relationships. These color-blocks,
organized within the perimeters of the canvas, create a spatial
community. The completed work draws the eye around the canvas
plane from corner to corner and back again. There is a sense of
resolution as the forms and colors echo each other. All of the elements
work together for a renewed knowledge of reality, a visual statement
shared with the viewer.