At the core of my process is an unearthing and excavating of that which is not readily seen. Surfaces are scraped and sanded to reveal embedded striations and colors are exposed evoking a visual lapse of time. Consequently there is a descent into a more ambiguous space.
The paintings on panels have been power-sanded; the canvases scraped, leaving evidence of the making. My hope is that the paintings have the resonance of a well-weathered wall.
John J. Donnelly 2013