My work revolves around earth-honoring images that are meant to internalize a reverence for the earth and strengthen the process of shifting from harming the world to living in a mutually life enhancing manner.
I particularly enjoy the physicality of painting, the intuitive mark making, the hands-on application of collage and sometimes carving directly into the panel board bring me even closer to the work. I enter an unconscious wilderness through my hands and body; a primal, non-verbal process that is rich with metaphor & images. Often as I work vivid dream images arise and replace my rational, thinking brain with sensations and feelings that are experienced physically in my body.
The more I paint the less separation there is between inner and outer ecologies. For me, painting is like deep prayer awakening a reverence for the earth’s inner landscape; the image is in you and you are in the painting.
Painting is my breath, beauty my compass, and the earth is my body.