I work with painting, sculpture, and reliefs.
Wood is my favorite material. I love to shape it into sculptures and reliefs.
Reliefs become semi three-dimensional canvases, on which I paint,
to create unique multi-media pieces. Even my more traditional painting
is often on a wood ground.
Nature in all its forms feeds my creativity. I like to work symbolically with the
elusive power of animals. Like people, they are expressive, complex, and
multi-dimensional: they lend themselves to multi-media applications, and
help me express my more dreamlike visions,
My recent works are inspired by reflections on dreams as well as spiritual,
emotional, and physical journeys.
I am particularly inspired by the moments in life when things turn inside out:
when I no longer recognize whether I'm the hunter or the prey;
when black becomes white, and I see that I really don't see.
Lately I have enjoyed using paradoxes, contradictions,
and juxtapositions in magic realistic landscapes.
Examples of this include my painting Spirit Carrots,
where giant carrots manifest in a dry stony desert, or
Hunter or Prey, where a hare/woman and a four-eyed coyote,
has altered their traditional balance of power.
Such ironic narratives evoke a surprise and a giggle that seems to sharpen my vision.