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Artist Statement

In my current work I am considering my relationship to the natural world and what it means to be alive. Awareness lies somewhere on the boundary between the landscape we walk through daily and the alternative environment of the imagination.

I’ve always been interested in time and deep roots. My earlier figurative work was almost archeological in construct, a quest for something long lost. Now I’m attracted by more ephemeral phenomena, things which rise, transform and move on; unbound by the constraints of time.

These new paintings exist in the space between the geological and the biological and are a search for the spark of animation and where it could happen.
All of the images look to be a part of the natural world. They could be microscopic specks or complete ecosystems. What is important to me is the perception of life evolving into tangible form. The idea is not tied strictly to the metabolic. Water, wind, the rock beneath our feet, all seem full of life.

This new work is a tribute to what is and to the infinite possibilities of what could be.