Gibson sees individual emotions in his mind as rooms of distorted space and color. Working in series, he expresses the confusing and conflicting emotions from his sometimes extraordinary, and often mundane, life experiences.
He achieves surprising depth and texture painting with resin or the ancient encaustic technique. He layers on pigmented wax or resin, gouging, scraping, torching, grinding, embedding, and burnishing. This physical process helps to create works that more accurately represent the emotions that he sees in his mind.
Illustrator, jungle doctor, tech vice president, waiter, and janitor are some of the jobs that Gibson has held, and all along his path he has been a working artist. He now dedicates his full time to art.
Gibson is an experimenter and voracious reader on art, philosophy, and physics. He holds a degree in Bioengineering and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. The influence of his technical knowledge can be seen in the structure of his works and process. His emotional sensitivity comes naturally by being raised by hippie psychotherapists.
“Emotions are my art. I create because I am still living, searching, confused, and normal.”