My mixed media drawings, paintings, and sculptures attempt to capture certain visual experiences: the sunlight as it hits flowing water, flocking birds appearing and disappearing as they circle overhead, and the way the wind makes leaves dance through the air.
Themes of climate change and the impact trash and toxic materials have on the environment, our health, and well-being subtly guide my works and creative practices. To this end my pieces fuse recycled materials with non-toxic art supplies to create narratives related to personal and collective history, memory, and spiritual beliefs.
In addition, paints, pens, colored pencils, and markers, images from my used calendars, travel photos, collected memorabilia, found objects, wood, tree stumps, sand, wire, guitar strings, mirrors, feathers, fabric, shells, and beads are my palette.
For my sculptures, I include post consumer non-biodegradable formed polystyrene (Styrofoam) packing material as the base. The lightweight permanence of the material and how its encased to look heavy, sharply contrasts the ephemeral and transcendent overall qualities.