Statement

STATEMENT:

My work is an exploration in color from memory and observation. Each piece elicits the specificity of a particular time of day, weather, or place. I communicate the intensely personal nature of my artistic experience by transforming remembered light to imagery. I collect fragments from both the landscape of my remembered experience and observation of natural forms. Materials become vehicles for expression in substantive color.

Most recently, I have begun to be interested in moving both into and away from the surface. The newest work moves inside the material through the use of weave structures and stitching. The color begins to move into the pieces, both from reflected light and light trapped within the dyed substance. I am interested in the relationship between structural elements and visual sensation.

My methods require me to allow the natural reaction of elements to play a part in the end result. The gate to chance remains open, so that a myriad of possibilities assist me to control the image from start to finish.