BUTTERFLY EFFECT

Artist’s Statement:

The goal for my work is to evoke an experience of a different kind of reality. This, is its “job”. To accomplish this, I apply the aspect of surprise and anticipation, to interrupt mundane thought processes, and place us on the path of direct experience. Light, time, transparency and opacity, are the tools I use to create illusions to get us out of our minds and into present moment. The themes of the work can swing from current political issues, to scientific inquiry, but always they are tied together by humor and a touch of the absurd. There is likewise an underlaying psychological component to every work, but it is subservient to the “job” of the work itself. Just as the individual layers of painted acrylic, come together to create a whole image, so the themes are layered together, to be discovered and contemplated once surprise has waned, and its friend, curiosity, awakened.

 

Bio:

I come from a typical Polish family. Hard work, sound logic, and sausage. My first drawings were illustrations of the Bible, where I drew everyone with very short arms. My mom pointed out this oversight, andunwittingly started my career as a ‘serious’ artist. That career has now spanned over 20 yrs and counting. Mydevelopment as an artist, however, has not been a straight path. A born explorer, I dove deep into the pool of the human experience, experimenting with my own life as art. This took me to the shores of India, the deserts of Arizona, the mountains of Appalachia, and the vast inner recesses of my psyche.  Today, as I continue to explore the world around and within me, I take notes on my findings in the form of paintings and sculptures. These notes are not answers to questions, nor do they explain  any truth. They are investigations;  gestures left as evidence that a curious mind is roaming among us.