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Artist Statement

I may be an archeologist at heart. I love layers and strata that evoke history and transition. If I create these layers myself and then get to excavate them, my joy is unbounded.

I’m interested in what’s underneath the surface of things. I think of ruins of ancient cities buried under new ones, the remains of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre unearthed, even a King of England found buried under a parking lot.

Creating intuitive abstracts with oil and cold wax also uncovers my emotions and preoccupations. Working this way is like taking a journey into a new place without a map. Whatever is going on inside me is sure to make itself visible on the support. The layers, colors, and textures of a piece contain my history and my dreams. My wish is to connect with the viewer of my work, sharing what is unsayable.

I build up many layers, incise, scribble, scrape back, and texture my work, allowing each piece to tell its own story.