Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography; Encaustic
Lines and shapes, bold colors in isolated areas, and flowing emotion are the basis of my work. There is no political or social thought, nor is there the intent to send a specific message in the pieces I create. I draw my inspiration from the Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements, as well as from the geometric elements of architecture. I have a passion for the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi and love photographing items that were once cherished and glorified but have now been left to decay. By celebrating these items in my work, I hope to remind others of the value they once held and to preserve their memory as they disappear from our physical presence and collective consciousness.
In addition, I love elevating the ordinary things we continuously encounter but seldom appreciate. A fence may just be a means to contain livestock, but is the rust and patina on it not is own art form? Are the lines that fence makes across a snowy white field not as strikingly beautiful as they are practical?
My artwork is derived from the emotions invoked from the world around me, and as such my inspiration will never run dry, and my work will never cease.