I explore space and form by intertwining gestural marks and drawings with thick paint layers and
subtle transparencies. My compositions draw inspiration from the idea that everything in nature
is connected to everything else.
My current series of work, “ACROSS CONTINENTS,”
focuses on some of earth’s smallest yet most vital creatures: the pollinators. The fragmentation of ecosystems is forcing pollinators across the globe
to struggle for survival. I mimic these ecosystems’ degradation by applying then scraping away paint.
Like the buzz and flutter in a garden, shapes and
lines move in action loops across the canvas.
Vibrant colors peer out from the layers like an attractant a plant emits as it waits for its mate.
My goal is to achieve fragmentation and degradation in my use of the paint on canvas, mimicking the affected ecosystems while simultaneously revealing hints of renewal and rebirth, and nurturing hope
for the smallest of creatures and the ecosystems that rely on them.