The inspiration for my work is nature in motion. The non-stop shaping and reshaping of a bank of clouds or the colliding torrents of a river tumbling down a mountain are phenomena that move me to make art. I feel impelled to look into these forms, to understand and delight in their infinite variety and dynamic patterns of form, color and line. Aided by my passion for digital video I can record, examine, and transform such fleeting moments into imagery for paintings, drawings and experimental videos. . Rather than capturing a past moment, these works are used to transform a dynamic and past moment in nature into a present tense experience.
This intent is being explored through several groups within the ongoing series, "Moving in Place".
From My Location I
50” diameter x 4”
Stream, mp4 video, 1:34, 2018
Just a Second I, 2015, graphite on birch panel, 12.5" x 76"x 1.25"
Split Second III, 2015, acrylic marker, silkscreen on canvas, 35" x 44" x 2"
“DRAWING WATER III
DRAWING WATER IV, variation 3
DRAWING WATER VI
DRAWING WATER VII" Now and Then in Paradoxical Time
In A Moment, 2012, oil on canvas, 62" x 49" x 2"
An experimental video that juxtaposes the benefits of walking versus driving. Sound is treated a s a character in the video.
An experimental video that suggests rising temperature of the environment.
An experimental video that focuses on the reciprocal relationship between the breathing of plants to that of Human beings.
An experimental video that raises the issues of the warming of the oceans.
An examination of the human connection to the forces of nature using
abstract edits of the turbulence and down stream movement of a white water river with the sound of the river transforming into the sound of a heartbeat.
An experimental video that abstracts a thunder storm.
An experimental video of moths flying around a street light near a tree. The negative view of the video emphasizes how people something hover around empty ideas.