Muskegon Lake I
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Interior view looking outside on the Muskegon Lake with 1 tree and boating dock in the center of the picture. A brown panel is in the foreground to the right of the tree in the background.
"I am influenced by the way 17th century Dutch painters Jan Vermeer and Peiter de Hooch make paintings about transcendence through the activity of light, domestic spaces and precise formal relationships. My work combines some of these elements while pursuing the more directly metaphysical goals of some modernist painters, such as Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. For Newman, the canvas becomes a transformed thing, something that evokes the beyond. The painting becomes a vehicle for contemplation, for meditation."