After many yearsof trying to explain mywork I have come to this offering.
Life unravels in unexpected ways and fate forces you to explore
the serendipitous nature of love and forgiveness.
My artwork documents that exploration.I like to think of it as my own
personal combination of Mindfulness and Chaos Theory.
The photographs used in some of the pieces are from my collection.
I find working with images of people I do not know easier.
Working with your own relatives can sometimes be so tedious.
With strangers I have less qualms about cutting them up as I please.
I paint with acrylics and other materials in a mixed-media format that sometimes
takes on the look of encaustic. Items are embedded, sometimes entirely covered over.
Small bits show through as the canvas is scratched and rubbed.
My work evolves in progressive layers and rarely is a piece completed in one session.
I see the painting process a a journey, filled with unexpected turns, twists and discoveries.
There is always a connection to my childhood, farming, photography and a desire
to create order out of chaos.