I draw on paper and paint on wood panels-always in series, with the two media in parallel. My work is about metamorphosis of the world of thoughts and ideas.
I work on paper and paint on wood panels – always in series, with the two media in parallel. My work is about a metamorphosis of the world of thought and ideas as it reflects in the natural environment. So, starting with sketches and photos, I try to convey the relation between thought-world and the natural world by having the two melt into and mix with each other and become natural structures (part of the natural structures around us). The interplay between a world of emotions, and ideas and memories of actual, physical nature results in compositions consisting of layers.
In my work on wood panels, ideas literally manifest themselves in and on the wood, as if experiences have been locked inside the wood and brought out by the artist. Presence and absence play together to push the viewer’s experience from real to abstract and back again. Scale plays an important role too – the larger the work the more physical the experience between the viewer and the visual story presented.
I am fascinated by the way natural elements in the work can act as triggers that call up unexpected memories, and by nature’s ability to bring us to places in our minds that we were not already aware of.
More conceptually, I like to draw attention to our being a part of nature, a part of the universe, in the here and now, as opposed to alienated observers. I think this is an important truth to remember.