The concept, gazing vacantly into the distance without thinking, implied by the Japanese word, Boketto, is the inspiration for the three oil paintings.
During a contemplative experience one does not observe anything specific but rather a feeling emerges from the meditation.
Likewise, I choose to create work that does not refer to any specific location or time. I choose instead to invite the viewer into my meditation of my collected emotional responses from residing for years in the Colorado mountains.
Each painting lives in its own time and locale, without depending on a specific period or place to give it validity. It breathes on it’s own, free from a particular association, reflecting back to the viewer an experience of seeing something new.
The painting changes as the viewer breathes in detail, subtleties of shape, and nuance of color. Then the painting breathes back to the viewer and a relationship ensues.
I invite you to gaze, without labels, into my shared contemplation.