"When I was an art student, I saw a Clyfford Still painting and a Carl Andre sculpture for the first time. The experience excited and challenged me. Their divergent artistic ideologies seemed to put all the chips on the table with a visceral, abstract visual language that was ethereally beautiful.

In my work today, gesture and geometry coalesce in striated compositions of light and dark.  I’m interested in the presence and absence of color, and the reflection and absorption of light.  I paint on wood panels, often stretched with canvas, which makes stable surfaces for brush and palette knife work.  Titles signal references to my interest in astronomy and the mysteries of antiquity."

                                                                                                                    -Michael Morrill