work > 2017

crypt
Mixed media: intaglio, wax, ephemera, digital prints
crucible
Mixed media: oil paint, wax, ephemera, digital prints
spirit 1
Mixed media: oil paint, wax, ephemera, digital prints
chimerical
Mixed media: oil paint, wax, ephemera, digital prints
ward-1
Mixed media: oil paint, wax, ephemera, digital prints
damn
Mixed media: wax, ephemera, digital prints

This series marks an intensive return to the studio after several years pursuing other ventures. I am drawn to textures. The human made structures we construct and may also destroy, the natural world that grows and decomposes, and relationships which develop and sometimes also crumble. They all create textures: beautiful, fascinating, compelling in the juxtaposition of their complex forces.
The work here is largely composed of elements of much older pieces, work that had been set aside, discarded, almost forgotten. Like old friendships, they take on new meaning now as life is breathed into them once again, as old and new are brought together. It is the textural conversation between different materials that creates, for me, the chance for reflection and consideration, and a new appreciation of old ideas and earlier ways of seeing the world.