Contemporary abstract and conceptual artists are known for providing elaborate and often very esoteric explanations of their work. This helps to create a mystique or artistic persona that is often easier to market in our “age of personality” than it is to market the art itself. In that regard, I don’t fit in. It is my very strong feeling that art must speak for itself, independent of the artist, which is why I’m always reluctant to explain the nature and character my work as an abstract artist. What I will say is that I like to believe that my art communicates a fundamental freedom…with energy and nerve…but, more importantly, that it is a starkly honest expression of the life and times I am a part of. Each time I step to a canvas I stare down the truth of who I am, my individual talents and temperaments. In my estimation one can ask no more of an artist than that. The art itself must do the rest.