Artist Statement

My early art career was in botanical illustration which is all about precision and correct representation. My early premise, was that my path was to try to see and represent reality correctly and not let my brain trick me into portraying something that is not representational. But with a deep interest in the liminal, I have transcended my earlier work with liquid paint techniques, releasing  the rigidity I used to operate within. For this new way,I choose colors, set an intention or a prayer, and then pour the paint onto the canvas. It makes its own art! I interpret it like a Rorschach test. In refining, I remove the excess, the way a sculptor would carve away the obscurations to the form. I have now reached my goal of combining  the precision of reality with the metaphorical vision arising from within… Mixing magical realism with abstract expressionism. 

I am fascinated by the magic of relative weights,  when it comes to paint and fluid mechanics of the acrylic pouring technique of painting. Different colors… have materials are heavier than others so it creates random patterns, some of which imitate things in nature. 

In 2016, I won a grand prize for National call based multimedia gallery art show in Berkeley, CA, based on the Pope’s climate change address. I produced  a small version of the Nature Within Multimedia experience, featuring my art, music and poetry as well as the poetry of others.

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