Spencer Purinton’s early love of art was formed by encounters with Japanese cartoons and American comic books. It wasn’t long before he discovered the Surrealists, the Abstract Expressionists, the Imagists, the Pop Artists, and the myriad expressions of Contemporary Art. Spencer believes his own creations to be more simple than profound, feeling he is merely another small voice in the continuum, a part of the conversation of the human condition. His work reflects his sense of wonder at the universe, both natural and manufactured, alongside his anxieties and longings. But foremost, he feels that art is a great unspoken language between creation and experience, an eternal dialogue in which he is happy to engage.