In my work, I am trying to capture the intangible, lyrical quality of space.  I am interested in how space is inhabited and what occurs when place is infused with history and memory. My work combines random patterns found in nature with the human inclination for order and symmetry.  By merging these disparate components, my challenge is to distill experiential space to its very essence, and discover the unspoken place. 

The potential for materiality to express form and space led me to an ongoing relationship with silk. It is deceptively strong, yet ethereal in nature. Silk resonates on many levels as a material that I can experiment with spatially and utilize symbolically as a façade-like structure. 
Increasingly, I take my cues from an ever-changing landscape that continually displays the impact of man's burden upon it.

Whether making room-sized environments or paintings for the wall, my concern is how to employ the qualities of space in the painting process.  I merge invented shapes with those I discover in the world, in order to form new relationships on my “canvas”. Layers of color are worked and reworked until the parts of the painting begin to coalesce. Each room-sized work informs the wall works and vice versa, allowing elements of one to bleed into the other.  Always, my intention is to expand the language of painting and how each work is experienced. 
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