I depict reflections in skyscraper windows because they give a fresh view of familiar scenes. Reflected shapes evoke more than architecture. To me they become characters, sculpture, animals, and bits of language I can’t quite read. These associations reproduce the sensory stimulation of being in a city.

My projects start with expeditions for sketching and photography. I plan for times with bright light when the sun is low. I usually will have a few buildings in mind that have attracted my eye, but changing angles and lighting always reveal some unexpected treasure. I try to remain present with my visual surroundings which is a challenge in such a noisy environment.

Caligratecture (in progress)

Caligratecture (in progress)

After I’ve had a chance to digest my urban experience, I’ll select images as starting points for paintings. The images I choose determine the technique I use to make the art piece. Sometimes the grid of window panes will suggest a modular approach. I'll approach each composition as a separate rectangle. When working with multiple parts, I develop a naming system often basing it on the subject's location or the type of activity happening there.

Details from Call & Response in Spokane Reflections