I create textural and fluid abstract landscapes that are filled with mythical impressions. They represent the ephemeral quality of nature and the imprecision of dreams and memories. Through my intuitive style of working I produce a familiar yet elusive or cryptic terrain that often has an ambiguous sense of scale or perspective. The imagery is imperfect, irregular, sometimes appearing distressed, often revealing its own evolution. Environmental issues are a recurring theme in my work while the natural world, science and science fiction inspire my imagery. My method is to engage in a visual conversation with the work, solving formal issues as I conjure the essence of each piece.
I've been a sci-fi fan since I was a child. As we continue to experience extreme climate changes and social upheaval I find comfort and inspiration in the optimism of certain works in the genre. Mysterious quantum physics reveals universal connections and Star Trek's vision honors cooperation, exploration, equality, diversity, sharing and aspirations of individual betterment as opposed to conquest, warfare, intolerance, tribalism, greed and selfishness. We can only hope that the better nature of humanity will prevail.
Hexagon series. Using encaustic monotypes to create collages made of hexagons along with the occasional sphere. Inspired by my medium of wax and the honeycombs the bees build. Some of the hexagons create an optical illusion and can be seen three dimensionally as cubes. Darwin declared that the hexagonal honeycomb is “absolutely perfect in economizing labor and wax.” Nature prefers hexagons and they are found in many places including fly eyes, soap bubbles, wasp nests and snowflakes.
Channeling Earth and Bio series. Exploring landscapes and lifeforms, alien and Earthbound. Many of these prints are sized according to the Fibonacci Sequence of numbers. This arrangement of numbers can be found throughout the natural world including within pinecones, nautilus shells, sunflowers, spiral galaxies and the bee ancestry code.
The Subspace and Quantum works were created as a respite from the ongoing disaster of global warming and the denial and obstruction by politicians and corporations which impedes progress to create a more sustainable world.