Abstraction was not anything that I had been drawn to create and yet it has become the language that speaks through me in an intuitive and authentic format.
I start in a variety of methods, putting down colours that have chosen themselves and I allow them to dance and mingle into their own pattern. Sometimes I put them aside to allow them to simmer and stew until I am called to pursue the message, the unknown message, and to define it’s edges and watch for the curtain to pull back and reveal itself.
The interesting thing about “Abstraction” for me is that everyone sees the message that they need to see and when I observe someone’s reaction to my art they often teach me something about their own lesson and voice in my art — that’s the magic for me.
Creation - Fire
And in the beginning there was fire.... and the imagery that came forth carried deep emotion.
Creation - Earth
The Earth formed where there was an abundance of water... I feel the movement and dance of life.
Creation - Jungle
The plants grew and all the earth was lush and thriving, the images of leaves and growth... springtime.
Close up 2
Another square of detail in micron pen marks
Creation step - Ocean
And under the oceans there was life and abundance flourishing.
Close up view of the marks that draw you into the Creation series.
An acrylic skin shows depth and layering when backlit with LED lights in a lightbox.
Like cracks in the earth but with vibrance and color pressing forth. The illusion of beauty even as time erodes all.
Dance rhythm 3
Color waves floating across the paper, defined by silver threading like intricate silk scarf dying. Afloat with movement.
Dance rhythm 2
Color movement which is further defined and searched with micron pen to sleuth the hidden story within.
Experimental 5 on Yupo
Using the Acrylic skin method of moving color on Yupo paper and distorting the imagery to find it's own story.
Textural play 3
Playing is the essence of discovery and if we can set aside judgement we can release an inner knowing.
Textural play 2
Lifting texture off the canvas and using unconventional methods to add depth
Textural play 1
Using several varieties of textiles and grit to play with texture and maintaining a calm neutral color palette to emphasize the randomness of line
Acrylic flowing into mesmerizing pattern on yupo paper, like a cosmic universe waiting for discovery.