As a visual artist I try to communicate that which defies words or understanding. I have explored religions, philosophies and nature looking at the handiwork of the divine and I see it everywhere. For me everything is explained in nature. We see structure and chaos, planned directions and creative adaptions. Intentions set to evolve in one direction only to be affected by a slight change in a distant weather pattern. It is quantum chaos that intrigues me in art, randomness and constructions, the interplay of colors and textures, the building of patinas that rely on histories of past activities.
My work is a balance between chaos and structure. It always begins with careful intentions
Patinas develop over time and layers. It is a building up process that is best achieved outside in the elements.
it all begins with a primer
gloves and masks! so easy but so hard to remember
Some of my work is extremely large. These three panels for the Ojai Valley Inn were designed to be viewed at a 60 ft distance and spaced 6 inches apart.
These panels were so large that I needed to work above my garage with a large brush and extension pole
there are many layers that you will never see.
I never feel done. Luckily, this installation needed a fork lift so this was my last chance to put my brush to the piece.
Much of my work is created outside due to size and fumes.
Jeffrey and I enjoy our 5 acre studio in Joshua Tree and enjoy long days of silence and uninterrupted creating.
Sticks, acorns, pods collected on camping trips are quickly made into new pieces.