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“My primary focus as a painter is to achieve a truer sense of self. I prefer non-objective painting because the process provides a conduit through which I am most able to tap new and original thought, the key to any worthy artistic endeavor. When possible, I avoid referring to preconceived images or sketches. I work instinctively, and rely on my memories and impulses for inspiration. The result is a pure, honest product of self-expression. In this energetic body of work I call 'Urban Scrawl,' I visually explore the physical, emotional and environmental essence of modern urban existence. As the title suggests, this collection of paintings is largely rooted in the imagery found in graffiti, street signs and the iconic pavement markings made by utility workers. Collectively, these paintings are intended to emulate the surface texture and energy of the streets. ”