(The artistic statements are collaged from and draw in part on artist statements from New American Painting No. 69.)
My work is an aggressive attempt to redeem corrupted youth by rebuilding our lost mechanical wings. Through this process, I hope to reconnect to the primary experience of giddy flight, as I experienced it with my prom date, Darlene. It is, in great part, a search for the dregs of vodka cocktails, the cultural icons of my father's generation.