My paintings and assemblages pose questions about the complex relationships between nature and humanity; specifically exploring the themes of stewardship and damage, fluidity and control. I use the painted surface as a platform or map on which to collage, morph and recombine materials as various as sheets of ledger paper, synthetic polymer and oxidized lead flashing. Through the layering of paint and the reconfiguration of objects and material, the work seeks to open pathways and find restoration and balance. The paintings are a material and spiritual exploration, addressing the notions of transcendence and restitution.
Widening Circles No 8, nautical charts, mixed media on panel, 8" x 8", 2013