The phrase “If We Witness Growth” began as the title of an abstract drawing I created in 2017. The phrase stuck with me and I knew the idea of “witnessing growth” was worthy of further exploration in my landscape paintings. Writing the titles for my artwork is important to the process because it places the work within a larger story—it’sRead More →

Storytelling has always been an essential slice of my creative life.  I hear many artists wishing their work would “just speak for itself” or lamenting the requirement of creating an artist statement.  I’m the opposite.  I’m always being asked to write less and scale back.  I decided I just needed a medium beyond the artist statement and a format forRead More →

“When a golden blob ascends to meet her, she doesn’t move to meet it. But she doesn’t flee either. The sweetness she smells and its gentle movements are soothing and non-threatening. When it communicates with her, asking question after question, she hesitates.  It doesn’t take long for her apprehension to shift to delight. What good questions it asks.  She tellsRead More →

Project Narrative: A dream is a fertile beginning point for an artist because it so quickly dissolves if not documented. Dreams are the kernels of stories and the underpinnings of my paintings. My dreams, as with my earliest childhood memories, remain with me as color and texture impressions.  Even when I’m not able to name the characters projected upon my subconsciousRead More →

To organize the greens, To gather the browns, To give names to the sticks. To witness the departing moisture And the membrane that cradles each droplet. To welcome the presence of cracks and mold, To escape from the city Into the refuge of a leafy arc. When I think about a forest refuge, I consider the comfort but also theRead More →

stria |ˈstrīə| noun (pl. striae |ˈstrī-ē| ) Technical a linear mark, slight ridge, or groove on a surface, often one of a number of similar parallel features. Anatomical any of a number of longitudinal collections of nerve fibers in the brain. Writing about this body of work keeps bringing up a memory of the eerie hills of Badlands National Park in SouthRead More →

Forging Ritual To be a maker of art objects at a time when our visual media are increasingly presented in virtual forms, without a tangible body; in a place where artists are becoming increasingly more cramped for space; I am more careful and mindful each time I use my creativity to bring another object into the world. “What purpose willRead More →

Project Statement This group of cut paper paintings is inspired by a short-story titled “Cruciger” by Erin Cashier. In this story, a massive and autonomous ship named Duxa voyages to a liquid planet inhabited by beings that communicate with glyphs on the surface of their skeleton-free bodies. Duxa arrives programmed with the task of refashioning this liquid world to readyRead More →