ARTIST STATEMENT: My work is a choreography of the unique physical forms in nature, and an expression of the transformative energy in the universe. I visualize a dynamic presence that imprints its language on all its surfaces. When I layer the paint, I think about beginnings, of primordial worlds, and about the way nature carves the earth's crust or core to create form. My paintings, therefore, reflect the passage of geological time. They are also concerned with mysterious, non-linear realitites of the spirit world and my own dream world where memories of ancient origins incubate and eventually emerge.
Recently, I have been painting and drawing my abstract perceptions of the Hudson River where I live and work. My long walks there move me to new levels of sensory experiences. I am deeply affected by evolution and the capacity for renewal (especially after the tragedy of September eleventh), and the fact that birds and fish are returning to cleaner waters. This experience has made me more aware of the nature of water's rhythm, color, and light, as well as the changes that occur throughout the day and through the seasons. Through my window I am able to watch the changes in weather patterns, as well as the many varieties of clouds moving across the sky. The sunset's colorful abstractions take my breath away, too. And, lightning, signaling the coming of a storm stirs me. All these natural elements influence my work. Nature is a voice that translates into form and color on my canvases.