The work of John Tenasco is situated between abstraction and realism where myriads of ideas are filtered through a personal perspective. Themes of impermanence and the instability of the image are but two that inform his artistic output. With a combination of gestural or controlled linear strokes an intuitive process begins in a search for form and meaning. The process is achieved either systematically or its foundations are obliterated---leaving only remnants of its origin. Tenasco's work contains numerous influences--not only from other artists but also ideas from philosophy, poetry and music.