Everything I create comes from a concept. As I create, I move from systemic to non-systemic, from analytical to automation, from modular to free-form, simplicity to complexity. I implode within my pieces the representation of nature and its unprecedented display of color. I use unusual patterns that are derived from primitive evolution of shapes and shadows, worldly iconic features and psychological innuendos that is generally difficult to explain by word alone.|
I choose abstract principles of expression with a mixture of various media. My latest evolution is manipulating encaustic wax into my pieces; an ancient medium that dates back to Egyptian portraiture used on mummies. It has been "revived" as a viable, archival medium that is "hot" stuff across the U.S. The combination of bees wax and damar crystals invite the viewer into a "luminous" reflection of an image which often houses metal artifacts, wood, mirrors, and oils. I describe myself as an abstract expressionist always waiting for the right concept and corresponding pattern to affect my intuitive response to something natural.