BOOKS, PAPER, MIXED MEDIA
My work compares and contrasts beauty in the world, counterpoint to violence and divisiveness. I am fascinated with the line which separates virtuous from nefarious, like how something absolutely beautiful can result from disaster. For example, lush regrowth after a devastating forest fire, or the pursuit of beauty leading to utter destruction. My work is a combination of abstract and natural, skirting the fringe of dadaism. I strive to capture the viewer’s imagination and lead them to discover personal similarities. I also want to intimate a feeling of universality, purposefully giving the viewer hope in knowing they are not alone in life’s journey. Paper and book arts helps me express this disparity. Turning a page is like viewing the other side of the same coin, only the coin has more than two sides if that makes sense, multifaceted, giving more room to explore the complexities of an issue.
Jackson Pollock, Claude Monet, Piet Mondrian, MC Escher, Frida Kahlo,
Vincent Van Gogh, Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol, Beatrix Potter, Albrecht Durer, William Morris
Robert Sabuda, Carol Barton, Helen Hiebert, Julie Chen, Oliver Holler, Brenda Bostian, Tom Everhart, Charles Schulz, Paul Sweeney, Eric Carle, Kehinde Wiley, Marjolein Bastin, John Singer Sargent