Artist Statement

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 paintings are 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, and help me express my visions.

My recent works are inspired by reflections on dreams as well as journeys. 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, have altered their traditional balance of power.