Language of Art
Fabric & Paint Collage
The quilted image is part of a mariner's compass. There are colored points representing the human spirit reaching out in all directions to find our place in the changeless reality. The sky represents that reality that is within and around us at all times.When the superficial falls away, oneness remains. A special effort was made to create symmetry between the art and architecture of the library.
Mixed media collage
Of primary importance to my work are the symbolic properties inherent in cloth. I love the sensual quality of holding fabric in my hands and creating something from simple elemental materials. I find solace in connecting with stories that demonstrate the strength and fortitude that people discovered in themselves as they faced hardship and strayed far from home.
Oil on canvas
A key characteristic of my work is the straightforward figure/ground relationship. While developing this painting I was thinking about the "appetite" for the unknown. The rational reasons for our curiosity represented by the numerical sequences and our instinctual motivations represented by the fruit. Red and green also have this opposite and complimentary relationship.