David Criner

Abstract acrylic and collage paintings

I often see myself operating as both creator and observer, somehow in charge of the painting’s orchestration, but never more than a step ahead of the painting itself.  The painting bears a life of its own, and I feel like only a catalyst at key moments of development.  When I am satisfied with a piece and consider it complete, I find myself more witness than owner, as though the spirit of the image continues to pulse just beyond grasp.