In my work I experiment with visual ideas in a manner similar
to the scientific method. My work begins, changes and returns to its roots
over time. Trial, error, chance and plan lead my eye and hand. I look
for an uplifting sensibility in my use of materials and in my decisions.
I examine the spirit of physical, mental and emotional places, their metaphysical
properties and mysteries, and how we inhabit them. With my work I create
non-linear narratives that celebrate light in its dominion over potential
Some of my inspiration draws from the Great Basins
windy high lonesome, the Northwests fog and mist, the
ecstatic race of surf and spume and the subtext of items from personal
My work is obsessive and repetitive. I layer, carve, scrape,
assess and reassess. I combine painting and the intaglio process
in layers of medium, embedded collage, and incised expressive lines
filled with color. Layers of visual information, grids, tangents
and trajectories connect, cross and convene to reveal what happens
on and underneath the surface.
15" x 16 1/2"
Encaustic, collage/wood, 2006