The Aerial-view genre is rooted in a desire to understand one's geographic location and physical environment. Even In ancient times Australian Aborigines created imaginary aerial landscapes showing paths to watering holes and sacred sites. Joseph Albers spent his lifetime showing how the relationships of colors to each other alters their appearance.

Walking down the street I imagine myself from high up or daydream of other places, all the while looking straight ahead. A cloud of places circulate inside my skull like quarks inside a Hadron collider- confined, unmeasurable, without structure, and unseen. My paining is like the detritus of colliding particles in a bubble chamber revealing something new.

Relationships, the consequence of collisions, and the possibility of being in more than one place at any one time is what interests me.

September 2008

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