These paintings explore entropy, the law of nature that can be defined as the increasing lack of order or predictability. I call the series Lost Terrain, and I consider it relevant in these days of political, economic and social uncertainty speeded up by technology. Huge shifts require tremendous adaptability but also some awareness and critical thinking about the implications of such radical change. The combination of awareness with flexibility is analogous to my art making process. I begin with a fairly concrete idea and a spontaneous gesture on the paper. Then I respond to the marks I have made again and again until the thing is resolved. I try to remain open to new possibilities as I allow a transformation of the original idea into something completely new and unexpected. One of the greatest challenges in art (and in life) is to manage the gap between expectations and outcomes. Sometimes that means not fighting against entropy but going with it, allowing it to reveal some hidden potential.
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