The primary intention of my art is to open avenues of emotion and thought. I work methodically yet intuitively, guided by dynamic interrelationships, connecting them to experience, place and time. A project begins with anything of interest: juxtapositions of shape, line or texture in a variety of settings, both man-made and natural. I use such visual imagery as a starting point for the work. I imagine these juxtapositions in a different context, a created reality in a two dimensional format.

I am concerned with themes of contrast, order, obscurity and, ultimately, the synthesis of things seen and unseen. In making art, I use paint and drawing media to investigate these themes. From my investigations, relationships are created among geometric forms, color fields and gestural configurations. A complex interplay occurs between material, visual recall and contemplation.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton