My work portrays my observations – as an artist and a human being – of the deep connection between plants and animals and the ecosystems they thrive in. Each painting draws inspiration from the idea that everything in nature is connected to everything else.
Exploring space and form by intertwining gestural marks and drawings with thick layers of paint and subtle transparencies, lead to the intersection of abstraction and the natural world. During the painting process I am mapping out the underlying paint layers, collage, and drawing mediums, while some of this process is predetermined other aspects arrive through subtracting and adding carving an peeling away paper and paint to reveal
earlier parts of the painting. As I manipulate paint on the canvas the compositions begin to encompass a journey through painting with a multitude of layers that are achieved combining unconventional methods gradually revealing a history of spatial interpretations, until the piece is ultimately resolved. The resulting multi-layered abstract canvases serve as windows into natural landscapes and environments with pollution and consumerism clinging to the edges.
My works are metaphors for survival, and hope, thereby in an attempt to elevate the viewer’s awareness of our involvement as human beings in our world’s case for eco-sustainability.