My work is:
- Inspired by The Golden Hour, after sunrise and before sunset when the daylight is softer and more deeply red.
- Built on American Abstract Expressionism of the mid-20th century
- Borrowed from ornate gold plaster moldings of 17th century Europe
- Designed from handmade fabrics of 18th century Venice
- Modeled on the simplicity of Japanese art and calligraphy
- Created using the geometric patterns of traditional African cloth.
I use intense, fluid, metallic, colors to develop mixed media, sculptural paintings that extend the boundaries of the canvas. Classically layered gold leaf in abstract form bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary images. Current series includes:
- Hardscapes / Silver Linings/ Silver Tints/ AquaFlows - Three-dimensional paintings developed through a series of complex steps that build hard texture on wood and canvas. Paint, paper, plaster and leaf are put on, scraped off, seeped, dredged, brushed, and smoothed until a certain look, feel, and presence is achieved.
Fabric / Paper Samples - A rigid, metallic, canvas is created using a unique process that incorporates paper, paint and fabrics from around the world, including:
Venetian Samples use textiles from the textile atelier, Tessitura Bevilacqua, handmade on 19th century looms in classic patterns.
Asian Samples include fabrics/ paper from India, Japan and China, ranging from vintage clothing and upholstery to contemporary designs.
African Samples feature fabrics from Morocco, Kenya, and Mozambique ranging from contemporary scarfs to traditional tribal patterns.
- Fusion - combines the dripping technique orginated by Jackson Pollock in the 1950's and the simplicity of traditional Japanese art.
Mid Century Modern - builds on the foundation of abstract expressionism with 21st century techniques and sensibilities