My current art practice is focused on landscape painting, primarily using acrylic and water-based media. Through isolating fragments of previous paintings, this recent work reflects an abstracted, energetic investigation of place. The images are meant to suggest to the viewer a sense of someplace he/she may or may not have been. Created with an unbridled palette and arresting titles, my intention with this current work is to ignite memory, question, and mystery about the personal and emotional places we seek.
In my mixed-media sculpture, I have been interested in posing visual questions regarding the nature of relationship- between natural materials, physical and emotional tension, and metaphor. Natural materials such as bones, branches, saplings, grapevine, moss, stones, and sheep’s fleece, along with paper, canvas, wire, and found and altered objects comprise my three-dimensional work. The viewer is invited to address his or her own relationship to the energy, materials, symbolism and metaphors that await discovery.