This work is rooted in the odd relationship between thought and visual perception, the tension between what we see and what we know. The pictures are studies of two manifestations of this quirky conflict:

In the seamless blending of highlight or shadow, sense perception reaches its limits; with no tangible evidence, we’re left with only the knowledge of boundaries between solid and space. Memory supplants vision as the touchstone of truth.

In a glance at some unplanned arrangement of shapes, we recall schoolbook depictions of plane geometry. The uninvited memory of these precepts is superimposed on an otherwise mundane scene that now resonates with significance.

In these encounters, locked in either fragile agreement or odd competition, intellect and perception are scanned for critical evidence; neither falters and neither wins. What we see and what we know are engaged in a wonderful dance.