My work remains rooted in the organic, intimate aspects of the natural landscape. I develop my impressions to express its impact on my human spirit that it is both connected to and separate from. There is a memory in all things that I perceive through what I can best describe as an archaeological sensibility. It allows me to acknowledge the landscape for its physical and spiritual presence with deeper resonance.
My approach to learning is through experience and through the process of working. I work in series. It’s the process that keeps me going and excites me. I am not attached to the final outcome as it serves only as a stepping stone to stimulate my ideas in order to keep working. My artistic voice continues to develop and grow and has no attachment to any particular medium, utilizing whatever is necessary for the visual communication of a particular idea.
I question how much reference to the original subject matter a work should have in relation to its own energy through materials and work methods. The encounters between opposing forces vibrate in my artistic creations. Contrasting forms, colours, and methods exist in opposition and harmony. Working together, pulling apart, expressing their differences and shared qualities they drive my surface explorations. The place of tension and the juxtaposition of forces play a strong role in my on-going, open-ended creative research.
As an artist I can direct my limitless curiosity and appreciation for the power, mystery and perfection of the natural landscape.