"IRIDESCENT SEMBLANCE" combines my love of stories with my artistic influences, which tend towards the abstract - like Hopper, Diebenkorn and Theibaud.
This painting strikes a hopeful tone for me – I see that in this heightened color palette – an acceptance that life is full of both uncertainty and possibility. For me, this painting feels like coming after a storm; we still feel its effects, and know there’s a mess to clean up, but we are warmed by the golden sunlight and able to breathe in the spaciousness of the open sky.
Using imagination as a way to get through these strange and challenging times, I took creative liberties with the title. I’m using “iridescent” in the sense of a lustrous effect. I see that in this brilliant color palette. “Semblance” refers to the façade, a common motif in my work. I like the sense of mystery, how there’s more than meets the eye. Also, semblance is included in the word resemblance, and I like the idea that viewers can bring their own experience into the piece, if it reminds them of, or resembles something that they’ve seen before.