"Acute Blue"

 

As a color theorist, my philosophy is centered on the history of color and its interaction with light from the evolutionary perspective. The psychosis of color, if you will, and the question: How have the qualities of color, from the hindsight of intellectualized natural selection, formed its function in the psychological sphere and from where does this function originate? 

It wasnt until a color theory class at Cooper Union and my professor wise words that painting is about the paint that I returned to the influence of that image, the octopus. I became obsessed with biology, the cell, the micro and macro and so found the answer: the deletion of narrative, the simplification of the canvas to its form and color.