Everything is connected. Creating images of the natural world helps shape my spiritual understanding of life, along with broadening my skills as a naturalist. The rhythms of outdoor life are primal and fundamental. I find them meditative, inspirational and rejuvenating. Hopefully, my work reflects that to you the viewer.
My art revolves around shapes. Geometry, algebra and maybe sometimes even calculus.
When I have a fever and dream, I see the colored building blocks I played with as a child. Shapes swirl in my head as untether from the conscious world. I solve problems visually by making shapes of problems and rotating them in my head until they harmonize. So when nature reveals shapes, I celebrate.
Like musical riffs or resonant stories, the shapes that we see connect us to everything – including like-minded people who appreciate the same shapes.
Part of the delight of an eclipse is the universal sphere that it generates. And the pattern of one orb obscuring another – from a certain vantage point – creates a deep emotional reaction, (as well as a way for Einstein to prove the theory of relativity.)
Whales are the entire chest of the best toy blocks all in one – cylinders, triangles, circles, grooves, smooth, knobby and flexible.
The desert dunes should need no explanation at all.
As an artist, I strongly believe that art should be emotionally and intellectually accessible, and not require an advanced degree to appreciate. I hope that you revel as I did in the visual treat of nature making some of its best shapes. I’m grateful to share with you some of the Southern Hemisphere forms and contours that made up my summer.