A Fine Mess 

Like many things in modern American life, what looks colorful and fun is in reality a disgusting, sticky mess.  In the series “A Fine Mess”, painterly abstractions emerge from a gelatinous mass, with areas of soft focus and linear mass created from bits of colorful thread.  The thread is embedded in a viscous goo – petroleum jelly, a consumer by-product created from the same gelatinous goo that now coats our coastal regions.  The final bits of crystalized color come from petrified cotton candy.