I love working with metal. Watching what emerges during this process is exciting to me, because the “end” result is always a surprise. The focus is on natural elements found in landscapes and various characteristics attributed to trees and leaves in the forest. The excitement of color, dimension and texture has always been a connecting chord of my work.
Working with an uncooperative substance can be very challenging when balancing the manipulation between the material and atmospheric elements. My process is internal, while the imagery is derived from memories living in the woods on Cape Cod.
To honour trees is to grasp life…
“They are constantly occupying my thoughts” –Van Gogh