Morning light. A fresh start. There has always been a magical quality to this special part of the day. This series explores the beauty of renewal. The sepia tones are the past, the indigos, the present, whites and creams the future. When balanced they create a vibration, a beauty that is healing to the soul. Both past and present serve to inform the future. In this series, however, I strive to find that balancing point between them all, where presence lives.
The early psychologists taught us that everything we see and experience is altered by our emotions and personal experiences.
The Impressionists taught us that the world we see and the colors within it are created by light bouncing off the receptors in our eyes.
I believe both of these thoughts have merit
In this series I am merging these two ideas by exploring “seeing” and a sense of place through the use of color, movement, and feeling.
Nature has been pushed and pulled to its limits, leaving parts, pieces. What has always been a truth seems to be sliding into a new reality. With an abundance of optimism, a leap of faith, and unending flexibility, I watch the transformation.
This series is done using traditional oil painting methods with layer upon layer of paint, then it is often distorted, warped, or fragmented in some way. Each piece takes countless hours of work, so I imagine this series will grow slowly. Kind of like life.
In this series I am exploring the concept of evolution, rebirth, and remembrance by using the traditional format of a book, yet deconstructing it into a new and wholly different form. Many of the pieces reflect nature, as a nod to the paper’s humble origins. With discarded books, each piece explores storytelling, whether through through returning to trees, or by taking on a new form. Parts and pieces are reassembled to tell a story that is ever deepened by the many stories already in its fi