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My work has been firmly rooted in the landscape tradition, but it has always stretched well beyond literal references. The paintings, drawings, and works on paper are the result of an ongoing interest in contradictions and dualities. Initially a direct response to place, the work develops into a dialogue between dense accumulations of paint and drawing materials and open passages evoking light, air, and water. The accreted marks in both the paintings and drawings also tell their own histories with a sense of urgency and vulnerability as they collide, dissipate, and reassemble.
The working title of the two current series, “Soundings” and “Water Marks” loosely refer to measuring depth. In these images, depth is plumbed as passages ”sound” water, air, and my interior landscape. Using the metaphorical implications of layering material, memory of place and experience is addressed.