My work begins with a love of color and paint and
their many surprises. Josef Albers theory of color dynamics
shapes my use of paint, print and collage. Color is a multi-faceted
value that stretches beyond paint, canvas, paper, and wood, to invent
a unique world of dimension. The depth that I seek to create in
my work is a metaphor for what occurs in my conscious and unconscious
inner life and in the inscrutable outside world.
Layers of paint, medium, collage, line, grid variants,
and poetrys text, infuse mark with memory. The incantation
of hand-forged repeated shapes reveal events on and underneath the
surface. Non-linear narratives celebrate color, sensuality and light
in a search for spiritual, psychological, and physical depth. Color,
shape, texture, and line describe the past and the present moment.
I draw inspiration from the light and landscape where
I live--green Northwest, blue New England, orange-yellow Southwest,
and lavender travels to Europe and Southeast Asia. Layers of personal
history and world events weave into my consciousness and filter
15" x 16 1/2"
Encaustic, collage/wood, 2006