My artistic interests always lie in the natural world, filtered through my thoughts and moods; my job as an artist is to reflect these perceptions back to the viewer so that we might enter into a dialogue.
Printmaking | Ceramics
Why is the creation of art a core activity of humanity? I think it is because art gives us the capacity to see and feel things that were previously unnamable.
My recent body of work consists of a series of copper plate etchings and lithographic prints in which women are interacting with nature. I hope these works will invite viewers to ask questions. For instance, “Is that girl really going to kiss that frog?” “Is that bird whispering something into that woman’s ear?” “Why is that woman so taken with a Luna moth?”
When I render the human form it is most often not a reference to a specific person but is instead an amalgam of different features fused together as if by a forensic artist. I often feel that the faces I come up with take on a life of their own, like characters in a novel. In this sense my recent works combine my two great loves: the visual arts and literature. I have always wanted to be a writer but never seemed able to make the leap. Perhaps the germ of a novel is present in one of my artworks.