My new series of paintings use the imaging of dark matter from the Hubble Deep Space telescope to create a backdrop of mystery that reference the limits of knowledge. I have found similarities of form from lichen to coral, from gold to orchids, from dark matter to the movement of waves. I am creating paintings that mine an intuitive sense of natural form, shaping mind, memory, thought and feeling.
Ancestral Forms 50x36 2016
Red Coral and its swirling patterns were the focus of my work in 2014. The richness of the red with the striations articulate form, adding another element to my ever growing lexicon of forms.
A year of transition; looking for my next subject matter while moving to Los Angeles and making my first watercolors.
Early Work - Orchid Series
Selected works from 2005 to 2011; an obsession with the complex, anthropomorphic and erotic aspects of Orchids. Their lush flesh-like petals, the bilateral symmetry and the formal similarities to human anatomy, make this subject endlessly fascinating.
Early Work - Lichen Series
Lichen was the first subject in my series of paintings exploring the similarities of natural forms. It was an epiphany to see in these deeply mysterious symbiotic life forms, an architecture of a complexity and richness that became a metaphor of endurance and tenacity; a symbol of the endless capacity of life to take root under the least advantageous circumstances and endure.