Sunday, December 6, 2009


Breezes I through V
Are the objects laundry, curtains blown in a window or merely windblown scrap? The contorted shapes are full of motion and conflict, unanchored. What propels them?




Saturday, August 15, 2009


Alaska--mammoth and majestic mountains, unlimited clear water, dense gnarly forests, ancient glaciers.
This is a place of power and serenity, fragility and eternity. Dichotomy is everywhere. There is a silence so intense minus the ambient noises of cities and suburbs and yet raucous with the sounds of the earth trembling with unseen chasms, the glaciers shuddering, cracking and breaking; water gushing, crashing and burbling; forests alive with wind and animal sounds.
I’ve illustrated these contrasts with durable substrates, flexible encaustic medium and fragile hand made papers also positioning color against the lack of it and dark against light like the land which huddles in the dark of winter and explodes with light in summer.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Fragile, ethereal vessels to try to hold the most unique part of ourself.

Friday, April 10, 2009


With Strata, I examine surface and substrait. Not unlike the upheavals of land in the west. Where land masses collide and lift to expose even more beauty beneath the surface and where the bones of "the old ones" harden and nourish the earth with history and beauty.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


My exploration consists of pushing my medium, encaustic, to its limitations into 3 dimensional work. By freeing the medium from the surface, it becomes more fragile and more like the natural way things disintegrate--losing external skins to expose their structures.
The white fabric shapes support and soar creating tension and evoking the skeletal remains of a plant or animal while the delicate paper is reminiscent of fibrous membranes and more static.
In recent pieces I have been interested in using my art to encourage the viewer to look into, around, under and through. Without the use of color, I feel I’ve been more successful with this piece in exploring the capabilities of the material and the object of looking beyond what would normally be the surface.