EVOLUTION OF PLACE
Within the overall narrative about place and time, the following paintings explore the symbiotic relationship between creation and destruction. Urban and natural landscapes alike are in a constant cycle of creation, decay and renewal. Man-made structures are erected, crumble, and are adapted or rebuilt; in nature, everything that grows eventually decays and creates new life. These paintings explore the continuity of change—whether nudged along by Mother Nature or human interference—and suggest that beauty is both imperfect and impermanent.
These works are compositions of landscapes that are born of memory. They balance abstraction and representation and are rooted in the physical dimensions of space. Yet each reveals something hidden or elusive about a place through a series of assimilated layers. Expressive use of brushwork, pattern, and color, infuse each painting with nuance and personality. Striking, these works are concerned less with traditional beauty than with how an experience of place at a point in its evolution creates a memory that is goes much deeper than a snapshot impression.
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The Edge | oil on linen on board | 6" x 8"
To the Sea | oil and cold wax on board | 8" x 8"
Coastal Renewal | oil on board | 8" x 8" sold
Chama Spring | oil on Japanese paper | 8" x 10.75"
New Life | oil on panel | 12" x 12"
Tenuous Existance | oil on panel | 10" x 10"
Today in Como | oil on panel | 6" x 12" sold
Bramble | oil on paper | 8.5" x 20" sold
Shifting Patterns I | oil on canvas | 36" x 36"
Shifting Patterns II | oil on canvas | 36" x 36"
Depth in the Shadows | oil on canvas | 36" x 48" sold
Behind the Scenes | oil on panel | 12" x 12"
Immersed in History | oil on paper | 22" x 30" sold
Fresh Light, Ancient Shadows | oil on paper | 21" x 8"
Como Color Blocks | oil on panel | 12" x 12"