Transformation. Movement. Flow . . . and the energy within. The energy that exists in the visible, and the invisible as thought: its effect on us and how we affect it down to the quantum level. This is what I and my work are about. The pieces I create speak to hope, change, enlightenment, transforming and becoming better, weathering the storms and learning to swim within the chaos. They offer a way to embrace shadow and find the wisdom and the light within it.
      As a multidisciplinary artist my creative focus is ever-expanding. The ideas and feelings I am driven to express currently are more suited to the atmospheric possibilities of paint than the immediate tactility of metal. Expressing the ephemeral in a more visual way reflects the emotions that flow through my hands to the canvas. I can get the brushes and paint to mirror unseen thought as opposed to the metal showing literal movement. I respond to the nebulous, the intuitive as it flows through me. Painting allows me to escape the physical.
Series & Inspiration

      Waves, cloudforms, and celestial images from the Hubble telescope are my visual inspiration.    
      Water is a metaphor for the energetic power within change and transformation. Waves roar in to alter the beach, rivers alter landscapes.
      Cloudforms show movement and flow caused by the unseen air. Clouds can cover the sky with heavy storms and in a seeming instant open up to reveal a glorious rainbow. Everything around us is in a constant state of Flow.
      Celestial images show the deep darkness that exists beyond ourselves, outside our ordinary reality. The vastness of space is equatable to the Shadow within us all. Swirling within that darkness are an infinite number of brilliant stars, the literal light illuminating the way within ourselves. They are the guideposts that we seek and travel toward to take us out of the dark, to bring us peace and enlightenment. Nebulae in the formation of new systems are as images of thoughts coalescing and becoming real within our mind. They are thought materializing. The Hubble images are a vast visual of what and who we are. The Universe is connected to us and acts as a repository for all that we are.
      Currently I am exploring six series: Conversations with the Stillness, Embracing Shadow, Listening to Water, Missing Hawaii, Emergent, and Illumination. Each has a philosophical approach building on the concepts of the previous one. They are my path of transformation to a place of contentment and understanding, of soul’s peace. A path that I offer to others to take as well.
      • Conversations with the Stillness explores the tranquility, the serenity that presents itself when we quiet our minds in meditation and prayer.
      • Embracing Shadow reveals the light that comes out of the darkness as those meditations and prayers become answers for us.
      • Listening to Water presents the turbulence and chaos of transformation and change as we live out those answers.
      • Missing Hawaii is finding focus and grounding through the deep dark sadness of not being able to connect with family.
      • Emergent explores the explosive and powerful energy of growth and change that has been simmering beneath the surface. New life blooming, new paths chosen, and mindset shifts that open us up to receive.
      • Illumination brings forth the vastness of space, to present it as an infinite field of possibilities. It is the latest one to come in to existence.
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