work is rare. It is purposeful. I’ve been asked if his work
reminds me of anyone in particular. No. It stands on it own. The
paintings are original thought in the genre of abstract expressionism.
The drawings do look a bit like R. Crumb did renderings of M.C.
Escher / Frank Lloyd-Wright collaborations. I always judge art by
these two criteria; 1-Quality of craftsmanship 2-Quality of intent.
Norris has both...
always been fascinated by balance, that constant battle of wits
with inertia and gravity. He is equally intrigued by junk, with
its accidental asthetic appeal that is acquired only by circumstance.
"The chaotic fluid lines formed by nature appeal to the spiritual
drive in me. The lines implemented in architectural design patronize
my desire for logic."
work includes the "Automatic" series which explores alternatives
in paint application, sometimes using computer programming, custom
made circuit boards, bicycle wheels, screen door hardware, and "lots
and lots of plastic cups. I enjoy the hightech vs. lowtech dicotomy."