Through “new eyes” I look in all directions as I wander; I uncover unique and fascinating details in familiar places. My photography is about discovering the hidden poetry that surrounds us. Through abstract forms, patterns, lines, colors, and textures the compositions hold an alluring sense of mystery and discovery.
My painting reflects an iconography of culture and ritual based upon my sketches and observations through travel in India, North Africa, Turkey, and Spain. Working on a layered palette of gouache on paper, I build up the surface using incised line and stroke as the translucency of the water-based surface develops and reveals shapes and forms that suggest narrative, landscape, cultural tribal elements--pathways into myth and mystery.