Transformation. Movement. Flow . . . and the energy within. These are what I and my art are all about. The energy that exists in the visible and invisible: its affect on us and how we affect it in both the microcosm and macrocosm.
        I am shifting my creative focus from metal to painting. The ideas and feelings I want to express now are more suited to the atmospheric possibilities of paint than the immediate tactility of metal. Expressing the ephermeral 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 transformation of 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
       Images from the Hubble telescope are my visual inspiration. They show the deep darkness that exists outside 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. Transcendent and atmospheric, my paintings present a way for us to stop and listen to our heart.
    Currently I am exploring six series (in order of their “birth”): Conversations with the Stillness, Embracing Shadow, Listening to Water, Missing Hawaii, Emergent, and Illumination. Each has a different philosophical approach, yet each seeks to bring myself, and the viewer, to a place of contentment and understanding.
    • Conversations with the Stillness series 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. It is up to each of us to find the way to breathe in the water, to swim with the current, and transform through the turbulence.
    • Missing Hawaii is finding focus through the deep dark sadness of not being able to connect with family during the struggles of the pandemic. Floral possibilities begin to ground us in soothing familiarity.
    • Emergent explores the explosive and powerful energy of growth and change that has been simmering beneath the surface. New life sprouting and 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. This series speaks directly to my visual inspiration of Hubble imagery detailed above. It is also the latest one to come in to existence.
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