In the past few years I've been intently focused on natural forms as a subject matter. Each one filled with contradictions and complexities. Flowers, bones, eggs, grass and fruit have been my subjects. I see their world as a mirror of our own. It makes for an interesting contrast both in form and content. I manipulate my subjects in the same way we manipulate our thoughts. I cut, tear, bend, enhance, add and subtract from what once was to make it into what I am trying to communicate. I use still life to represent life. It's a snapshot of sorts but not in the traditional sense.
My work explores the human experience. I have always been fascinated by the human condition. We all feel. The challenge is to glean some meaning from all of those feelings. To be human is to experience common transitions, archetypes, patterns and cycles. How we react to these situations is what makes us uncommon; what makes us each unique. I have been exploring this thought in my recent work.
I have always loved a good metaphor. Constructing an analogy is my best means of communicating what I am thinking. Flowers, bones and eggs are metaphors for one human experience. I'm moving on a path that reflects where I've been in my life. The gift of my experience is what I draw on. The meanings are archetypical and universal. The path and what I take from it are what I can in turn contribute. My art is my voice.