My work expIores color, transparency, reflection and the material qualities of light. I draw inspiration from direct observation, however, I work at the intersection of representation and abstraction, simplifying form and enhancing color, distilling and embellishing what I observe, while paying close attention to strong and balanced composition. I enjoy the materiality of paint and like to reveal my mark making. I often use scale to illuminate my focus and work in series in order to more fully investigate the engaging variations in particular environments. I am interested in the theme of impermanence; each piece an expression of a blissful, fleeting moment.
In the “Ocean Elegy” series the works are visual poems that elegize the declining ocean environment, as a result of climate change. The pieces are created to work both as single panels or as diptychs, which suggest an imagined future in which we are only able to view ocean sea life in aquarium museums that fabricate what we have lost in natural environments. The works aim to bring attention to climate change and its effect on the world’s endangered oceans.
In the various "Glass" series, my intention is to call the viewer's attention to the delight contained not only within the vessels, but in the space around them. The shadows and reflections are of equal importance to me. I want the viewer's eye to bounce like the dancing light between abstraction and representation.