I make paintings and mixed-media works using biomorphic and geometric patterns, often involving landscape paradigms like horizons, perspectives, and aerial views. Color and pattern are languages that I’m forever relearning, exploring their relationships and reciprocal effects.
My practice is in close conversation with my surrounding environment. At my home in the Bay Area my work often addresses coastal conditions and the dynamic relationship between land and sea. I’m a poet and sometime environmental historian as well as a visual artist, and am inspired by the intersections between natural and cultural adaptations and shifting perceptual habits.
These lines by science writer Dennis Overbye about the Big Bang are a template for what I hope to realize through art:
Our eyes are time machines.
All information comes to us, to the present, from the past.
The center of the universe is everywhere and nowhere. It is the present, surrounded by concentric shells of the past.
Everything we see or feel or hear — now that gravitational waves have been discovered — took some time to get here, and so comes to our senses from the past.
Everyone’s universe is a little different.
I have conversations with other artists at the blog Articiple.