With the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 90’s, misplaced optimism was in the air. Since then, tragedy and comedy raise their twin heads. We walk around stunned by the world we are watching unfold- mouths agape.
My concerns tend towards the portrayal of humor and tragedy, but through a studio practice that produces abstraction. As a fine arts conservator for the last 30 years, I have lived and worked around a lot of art in my experience the abstract works (that have gone through the conservation studio) carry the most weight in my memory and heart. I believe abstraction allows the viewer to retain their individuality. Abstraction allows a conversation. I believe it is humane.