Statement - Systems
Systems is a developing body of work that I began in late 2009, drawing on my experience from the worlds of team sports (professional, university and semi-professional soccer) and business (Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and entrepreneur).
The series is just as much about the process of creating final imagery as it is about the subject matter. My process begins by creating a sketch from my imagination and memory. I then piece together found images to further develop this initial image into a more refined drawing. Sometimes this sketch will itself become the basis for additional studies from a live model that will, in turn, be used to create a final painting.
The result is a series of works that may change very little or a great deal from their inception. This unpredictable process is intended to mimic and represent, in a painterly form, the variable nature of social systems like team sports and corporations.