My work allows the cadences, rhythms and syncopations of music and poetry to find themselves in visual expressions in paint, metal and space. I distill my emotional history with my daily perceptions to create two- and three-dimensional statements which speak of my walk through life.
My larger-scale works often embody their musical and poetic roots in an overtly gestural sense. Through them, I hope to convey layers of emotion reflecting sensations I have experienced through a specific poem or piece of music along parallels of these sensations from my life.
My painted steel wall-sculptures are inner-looking meditations on places I have traveled to or in which I have lived. They are somewhere between painting and sculpture. Time plays an essential part in these works, as they are not so much about the details of the past, as they are about the essence of the more broadly defined persisting memories. Their relatively small sizes reflect a less public, more intimate notion of communication than my larger pieces of sculpture.
In my series of paintings on metal I address the questions and observations of the traveler. I use a language of found objects as milestones in my travels both near and far. These found objects also serve as metaphors for the travel of the collective spirit.