Nature catalyzes my art process. Even if the things I use seem unnatural (like bottle caps in Volcanic Landscape) they are imbued with an aspect of nature when I work with them. I paint the raw materials and confer them with individuality and connect them in a new order; the essence of which is something natural like Klee’s “living line”. I place them in a new context that takes them out of their prescribed role. Repetitions are not mechanical, but reflect the patterns one finds in living nature.
I always collect natural material, like parts of plants, shells, and pieces of wood and bark. They inspire and inform me, they teach me the rhythm of nature.
First one Red Mountains