For the last few years, my inspiration has come from nature. I spend a great deal of time observing the effects of weathering, erosion, growth, and decay. Elements of these processes catch my attention and become an important part of most of my work.
Images like cracks in a drying mudslide, the geometric tendencies of a cactus, or the fuzzy textures of mold become models as I experiment with a variety of materials and techniques. I artificially induce staining, dehydration, and burning to use these effects as elements of composition. The process of gathering and reconditioning all the things that become the final product is something I enjoy a great deal.
My art is an expression of my respect for my world and my family, as well as an outlet for my questions and fears. I believe it to be a personal celebration of nature, craft, and the intertwined histories of both.
Sections from Delusions of Grandeur and Approaching Nirvana, Mixed Media
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106. Delusions of Grandeur, 2002, 7' x 7' x 4', mixed media
107. Untitled, 2001, 4' x 4' x 4', mixed media
108. Habitual Flow, 2001, 7' x 4' x 4', mixed media
109. Approaching Nirvana, 2002, 4' x 4' x 4', mixed media
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