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 opacity.
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
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