I like to work at the edge between abstraction and reality. In this series of paintings, I have taken images of everyday objects that I see while walking in Lower Manhattan and dramatically enlarge them to reveal their graphic power.
The paintings do not present the objects in deep space; the objects appear to be in front of the surface of the canvas. They intrude into your space.
What is more, I do not ignore the reality of the chains and locks and hinges and gates I have chosen. I revel in the variety of their scared and weathered surfaces.