These paintings (and the related ink drawings) represent a compression of all elements down to fundamentals, in a literal, metaphorical, and painting sense. The ostensible subject is glacial debris and rip rap on the New England coast.
The issues of painting and drawing should be simultaneously simple and complex. The intersection of perception, representational documentation, and autobiographical expression have always provided the conceptual basis for my work, as has the struggle between the traditional romance of painting and the distances of modern irony.
All images copyright Todd Moore.