I’ve always been pretty good at turning a negative into a positive.
A 2006 cancer diagnosis put that adage to the test. I discovered Black Scratchbords® by Ampersand and escaped into a world where lines morphed into shapes filled with intricate patterns and textures, reaching a place where darkness gave way to light. That analogy wasn’t lost on me then and still resonates today as I continue to tap into that magical space, forever exploring new ways to describe beauty.
Each series is created by spontaneously drawing with an X-ACTO knife into boards covered in clay and India ink.
My Environmental Movement series is heavily influenced by Eco-Psychology, the study of emotional connections between humans and the natural world. My art produces the same sensations of wonder, harmony and timelessness that we experience while connecting with nature.
Spontaneous Combustion creates the illusion of 3 dimensions by layering line over line. Relying heavily on my discoveries of the natural world, I intertwine abstract shapes with elements from nature creating exciting designs that wind their way across the page.
Interaction and Clearly Interacting are composed of free form figures working together to create a barrier against ignorance and fear. Some of my drawings are done on clear panels, others on scratchboards. All are designed to visually develop multiple layers of interaction.
My hope is that you experience the same sense of wonder that I do while watching my art unfold.