Simply said, my goal is to create appealing art that fosters conversations on issues of environment, gender, politics, and a multitude of human conditions.
I am most struck by opposites: light and shadow, line and angle, color and tones, as well as attraction and aversion. During the pandemic, I've used my time to explore, in greater depth, contradictory feelings and ideas via photomontage, wall-art and poetry.
An example of my work exploring contrasts is my Operative Oppositions photomontage series. It reveals opposing issues: wartime with performance art, battle with the vulnerable, religion with the secular, and so on. In spite of disease, social injustice and other hindrances — we live with camaraderie in our daily regimens. Thus the title: Operative Oppositions.
VISUAL THEMES INCLUDE:
The “Geometrics One" series is where I take one piece from Paul Klee and others from Sol Lewitt, mix, match and re-envision a changing relationship of their work with other structures.
"Metro Melts” and my “Heatwave” series abstract three existing buildings on a hillside. There is a lyrical beauty in their process.
My “Operative Oppositions” series juxtapose the arts with war. I ask the viewer to take in the entirety, images both disturbing and constructive are yours to deconstruct and ponder.
The “Walls” images communicate protectionism with hopes and fears. I will leave their interpretation up to the viewer. Note a similar concept coming into Berk’s “Global” series as well.
The “Stumped” images take the one existing tree trunk and explore where it might have lived. Trees may have our history in their inner rings. This imaginative series exploits that concept.
Thank you for considering the images on my website.
All images are handprinted on acid-free paper with an archival inks.