Artist Statement


The art that interests me approaches experience as a sequence of quandaries, paradoxes, and sensations that situate the observer between discovery and perplexity. On the other hand, philosophy tends to view life as structured and knowable. I earned a doctorate interpreting Greek tragedy through the ethics and aesthetics of Aristotle, Kant and Nietzsche. Yet the tragedians I wrote about understood their gods, the soul, and the cosmos through art. Although I’m not up to projects of that magnitude, making prints is more fun than reading Greek and German philosophers.

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