My work is often inspired by the force of nature. Images are juxtaposed to suggest time and space, memory and experience. I hope to convey a worldview that acknowledges the creative process, respect for underlying structure and a reverence for man and nature.
The formal disposition may reflect a simple gesture, movement or shape - a square, circle, triangle, curve or vertical line. Images of water, flight, wind, debris and bones may suggest transience, loss, revelation, something primordial.
A recurring theme is the implication of deep or infinite space juxtaposed with closely examined detail. Objects are controlled, arranged, balanced in the midst of something vast, expansive and overwhelming.
Sometimes on the verge of narrative, the images are often open-ended, introspective and contemplative. Meaning is for the viewer to interpret and examine. Although an object may be connected to the world by its function or character, it may be transposed so that it transcends any literal meaning.
My interest is in what is beautiful, what engages the imagination. I am attracted to things that have been lost, forgotten, overlooked, cloistered away. They seem appropriate metaphors for the unconscious forces that often guide our lives. They are images of mystery and enchantment.
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