My paintings reflect my interest in geological processes and cultural histories of place. Earth as a material substance has always captivated me and I have learned that each location has its particular geological significance that determines the way its inhabitants live their lives.
Outside the studio. I watch the way water collects and distributes sediments. I note the placement of glacial erratics and the earth’s process of submerging and resurfacing its most basic material, rock. As makers, humans build shelters from local rock and form utilitarian objects from clay. My paintings provide a look not only at individual forms such as olive jars and tea bowls, but also at distributions of rocks into patterns, and the larger architectural and natural environments that are both functional and asthetically pleasing. I extend these investigations by making installations that serve as walk-in paintings or frozen theater sets, spaces that reference a mix of geologic forms and cultural artifacts.
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