My drawings and landscape paintings use line and color as a way of capturing and preserving in great detail every shape and contour presented in the landscape, as mediated by the photo I took of it. This mediation sets me a step away from the landscape, describing a place that exists in memory only. The landscape painting becomes a memoriam of past experience and future loss as the natural places of the world disappear as we change our environment.
Underwater is my series of acrylic paintings and drawings. For each painting I created a system using only three colors and their tints, layered in a predetermined order. I chose colors that reminded me of ocean water at different depths. I determined the shapes by beginning the painting with a linear structure that was flowing, hemmed in by the edges of the painting, like water in an aquarium. I used cell shapes to show the buffeting, flowing, changing and "soft edged" qualities of water, the cells reminding me of the connection of water and life.
Webs are my visual attempt to find order in chaos. A random scribbling or doodle-like line provides the structure within which I layer a cellular pattern. Results often reveal images that are reminiscent of microscopic creatures, organic and in motion.