ARTIST"S STATEMENT

In my work,  I seek to explore a range of contradictory themes within a given image.  Because I am a twin, I have an interest in what manner dualities are revealed.  By resurrecting references to the past with what I refer to as my surrealist mind's eye, I juxtapose figurative and abstracted styles;  I recall  historical images and treat them within a comtempory context.  In doing so, I hope to suggest opposing and dual characteristics simultaneously, contrasting through a personal symbolism such themes as:

     Realism vs distortion

     Delicate vs violent or aggressive drawing styles

     Submissive vs assertive natures

     And the real vs the anonymous, ephemeral and spiritual

                                                                                             PN

 

SELECTED REVIEWS

Mel McCombie, "The Year in Review,"  The Austin American-Statesman.  December 31, 1987 

___ ________, "'Stone' Lithograph Exhibit Captures Beauty, Agony,"

The Austin American-Statesman, Jan. 5, 1987 

Alan Vertrees, "Here and Now at The Dougherty Arts Center," 

Artspace Magazine, Summer, 1982

Marcia G. Solon "History Blends Into Artist's Work".  

The San Antonio Light  May 22, 1984 

Janet Kutner, "Artist's Double Images on Display," The Dallas Morning News, April 18, 1981