At heart, I’m a sculptor – (that would rather paint).

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Using oil paint on wood panels, I invent sculptures and place them together in settings – where they can breathe and interact.

As stories emerge, I think of new objects to add to the mix,

my process is a dialog, an idea machine.

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When painting, I hope to create a sort of incarnation of the objects themselves.

I find shaping the wood “canvases” helps that.

The carved lines, expressing emotion for me, movement, and energy, are a vital part of  both the process and the finished piece – that important physical engagement I look for in art.

I love wailing away with those sharp chisels!

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Ideally, when I paint,

my intention is to go into my studio alone and be totally present and alive to my visceral body, and the buzzing in my mind – fully immersed in my intuition.

I pull out the stories, emotions and images running around inside and set them together, combine them – to see what they say about each other.

“Making art” is compressing  that activity into an art object – that others can unpack and experience in their own way, on their own time.

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I think good art satisfies on several levels – and that’s what I intend for you.

In your body, I want to move you, like music does – can’t beat that – it changes the room!

Then, may your mind be engaged and new conversations open up.

My aim is visual poetry.

 

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