The language of abstraction comes from the life collective; everything one has seen, heard and experienced. For me the vehicle is in paint as it translates into line, color, mood and atmosphere.
The process of construction and deconstruction is deciphering the dialogue. The images are not generally preconceived and so require a journey. Phases of construction and deconstruction continue throughout until the final image is exposed.
The finality of the painting is predicated and decided by the element of surprise that the image gives back to me. At this point the painting takes on a life of its own and I become the viewer, no longer a participant in the work.
James Woodruff, 2008
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