Inspiration for print work comes from a myriad of sources. It could be the spontaneous patterns and forms that I see in the natural world, the visual chance meeting they make with man-made architecture or the auditory information I receive and how my brain processes it. Blending imagery with my everyday life, travels, adventures, dreams, and views through my studio window, guides my ability to pull the fragments together into a new form.
My mini collages tend to be more fanciful than my paintings or prints, exploring the push and pull of color, shape and pattern. Working with small snippets of paper castoffs, glue, wax and a knife, I arrange these compositions to create a visual haiku.
My Art speaks of the whimsical energy radiated by the world I inhabit, it’s about intuition, spontaneous coincidences and magical fun. Each piece of art I create is a signature, a reflection of my own personality and life experience.
Dealing with several bodies of work concurrently, my work informs or cross-pollinates with each other. Creating a new work, I use natural objects from my own collection or garden, remnants of the past, sketches from my journals. combing them with visual snippets from my life experience. to create a new dramatic whole.
My art is about the connections in the world I see. How objects, shapes and lines converge, how forms marry in space. With intuition as my guide my work is journey to organize and create balance. Creating art that makes you think, wonder, question and above all–make you smile.
Despite the expected evolution, there are two constant principles in my art making. One is an unyielding investigation of materials, in which I experiment and figure out how to use them. The second is a playful approach to content, in which I mischievously test the boundaries of different subject matter: the intersection of simple environmental, cellular, and architectural forms. This restless search serves me well, bringing an un-self-conscious richness to my work that is integral to their success.