This piece was an attempt to find harmony between expressive, spontaneous layers of abstract painting by containing them within the stencilled geometric rings of a target, which evokes the spirit of Abstract Expressionist pioneer Jasper Johns.
I find the contrast between the loose, expressive freedom and the tight, controlled order to be very satisfying when painting, and it ties into my deeper sense of how I experience my inner world. My emotions appear to me as powerful forces, sometimes seemingly uncontrollable, with the order and structure of my thoughts cutting through.