As a mixed-media artist I rarely settle for working in two dimensions.
Combinations of concept, subject and material keep the work moving forward and out at an organic pace. Humor and contradictions demand attention while conceptual elements initiate and feed the work throughout its development. Each object has a meaning well beyond its commonly recognized sense; I insert various components in order to express this multiplicity. A mixed media approach is, for me, a way to assess the jumble of realities created by so many contradictions and incompatibilities – objects, people, smells, sounds, goals and desires. I cheat reality through art.
Flotsam and Jetsam
Many of these pieces are part of a collection I call Flotsam and Jetsam. It explores themes of what might remain when a personal life accompanied by its familiar possessions suddenly disappears in a natural disaster.
What remains in the wake of these devastating events are the markers and fragments that are enduring traces, uncompromised and ghostly.