As a graphic designer, I have always been fascinated with form, shape, color, texture. The structures and inventions of man, while driven by the rigors of function, practicality, and economics, often surprise us with their juxtaposition, complexity, ornate or fanciful decoration. Use and re-use, paint and repaint, repurposing and renovation — even destruction and graffiti — all add a rich, layered

pastiche of abstract forms, visual energy and often startling color. Decomposition, rust and weathering all bring nature’s own rich, organic textures and earthy colors. Creation and change, structure and destruction, technology and time, all present to us a world of visual intricacy and fascination, and it is often the task of the artist to simply say, “look, look…”