About the Work
I am an oil painter and papermaker, working across many mediums. My work explores visualizing the unseen, including the concept of portals. I structure safe havens where conflicting materials can meet, finding that nothing is truly opposed. The work calls for the float of substance paint on the absorption into paper and linen. I pay attention to the metaphorical quality of my substances and how they inform the viewer’s experience. These processes create the accidents along the way that propel my work forward. That momentum is ripe for the fruit that dances on the edge of a portal.
I seek that glimmer of something the moment before the noticing of something else—the discovery of a portal. Recognition follows, that preliminary knowing. I feel vindicated at that moment, knowing I am on to something.
Installation, printmaking, sculpture and fiber arts serve as additional "brushes."