Statement

If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind. The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.  Chuang Tzu

I am interested in visual and sensory perception and the possibilities that occur when one attends to the present moment.  Using luminosity and the resonance of color, I create reductive objects and wall-based installations that engage the view though the subtle value shifts, chromatic complexity, and compositional movement.

While I work in a range of media, the common thread connecting them is light.  Combining translucent materials, layering techniques, and color science, I create reductive fields that amplify form, light and geometry; spaces in which it is possible to see and penetrate. The results are experiential surfaces that shift with changing perspectives, lighting conditions, and architectural elements.

The work stems from a long-standing interest in the phenomena of light and color, as approached through through Buddhist philosophy and meditation.  Color has the power to evoke internal sensations through perception, vibration, and cultural associations.  Quieting the mind encourages these experiences to come forth. Much like standing before a vast ocean or flowing river, where water offers a sense of perspective, expansiveness and serenity; so too these pieces serve as spaces for reflection. They do not assert a point of view; rather they are invitations to explore one's internal, perceptive experience.