I have always made art from a necessity to create a sense of order and meaning, to transcend the everyday. The words I write, the things I paint and render, are daily exercises of my viewing, remembering and imagining.
For over three decades I have investigated memory and its role in our lives. My work expanded to explore the art and science of memory and the effects of sensory input. I draw upon my poetry and photography as source material for my drawings, paintings, mixed media, pigment prints, and videos, and as a medium of spatial and temporal memory, anchoring each as a unique sensory experience.
I use a range of images and my poetry to arrive at metaphoric compositions that have meaning on many layers; some are inspired by interior networks and patterns of neurological activity, landscapes where our human interactions are visible, still lives and abstractions as distillations of place, time and memory. My compositions are banded and intertwined with representational imagery and abstraction, as I am interested in the interaction and associative experience that these evoke.
I have a reverence for place and its connection to memory. Our role in the environment and social relationships are important to my sense of artistic purpose and ideas about memory, as I explore ideas about our connectedness with each other and to nature.
Quality of rendering in all media is very important to me. I vary my techniques in relationship to content. What I imagine and observe are woven together. I like capturing the feeling of something, not just the way it appears, as our emotions and experiences provide the shape and dimension to how we remember.