I further expanded the possibilities of the subject by deconstructing segments of crystal so focus is placed on the visual aspects instead of the function. To this end, my work attempts to reconcile the disparate styles of representation and abstraction in a mutual aesthetic coexistence.
My subject matter is hands, particularly those of chefs and others who prepare and serve the things we eat and drink. Cooking is theater and I want to capture the dance.
Feminine subjects have always been a major focus of art. We invited some artist friends to share work that celebrates women.
In addition to exploring the traditional mediums, I also enjoy working in the digital medium where experimentation and happenstance plays a large part of my creative process.
This is a series of works that will be deeply personal for me. I don’t believe I have ever been so transparent. It’s scary and freeing at the same time. But it is a journey that will go back in time and also go forward.
People have revered nature for thousands of years. Continuing this ancient tradition of creating animal and bird artwork is my way of honoring our innate and spiritual connection with the natural world.
My focus is on nature and in particular, animals. Scratchboard is very well-suited as a medium to portray them. In every piece I do, my goal is for it to be technically better than the last one.
There are themes that are constantly present in my work: trees, animals, and the idea of metamorphosis, birth and rebirth. Within these themes, I try to impart awareness for the interconnectivity of all forms of life.
This year I’m working on communicating better. I feel an artist could connect so much more by working on words too. We’re all flooded with so much noise, I’d like to contribute towards understanding and not more noise.
With each new piece I complete, I continually look to push my work to the next level. I never want to become complacent or too comfortable. It is important to continually reach down deep, and not to be afraid to ruin a piece in the process of discovery.
Color has always been at the heart of my artistic journey and I think will always be central to my work.
My artwork is often inspired by ideas that emerge through teaching others calligraphy and Celtic art, by entering pieces for themed exhibitions and by collaborations with artists working in different media.