Rising Sun Blues
February 17 - March 28, 2004


The composition of poetry and the making of paintings are separate endeavours, each discipline making its demands. When repsected, the integrity of each affords not only cross-reference, but offers further illumination of the subject by way of form. One could say that their grammars complement one another.

These works are painted in "flag" format and displayed not so much as contemporary artwork, but more as relics (literally "flags"), to represent a given state at a given time. As we move through time, these states necessarily change, and their flags become obsolete, relics.

It may be that this consciousness of moving through time gives rise to a more metaphoric or poetic mode of thought, pushing the images towards their religious tone and content. Ultimately, we draw pictures of ourselves. The only questions are of quill and paper.