About My Work
Astronomy, physics and astrobiology captivate me. Concepts of dark energy, planetary nebulas, galaxies, supernovas and more, inspire me and serve as the foundation for my work. I am drawn to the dark, mysterious, beauty of space and what lies within. Compelled to understand how we are connected and how it all fits together. Through my work, I hope to gain a better understanding of the scientific and philosophical theories concerning our universe and to further develop my artistic process.
Most of my time is spent working on multiple series simultaneously. When I have an idea, I paint a new piece, even though I may be in the middle of another series. This keeps me fresh, on my toes and allows my thoughts to develop in a spider web fashion instead of a linear path. My paintings evolve slowly: I build up layers of wax and scrape them away to add depth and dimension. In this process, I aim to bring a sense of past and present to the work.
Strong contrasts in color, white and black – light and dark, are important to me as they echo the deep calm, yet vibrant and energetic feelings that I have of space. Familiar organic forms (trees, branches, birds, etc.) are often worked into pieces, as they represent life. Mathematical equations and symbols allow me to bring a sense of order to the conversation and strengthen the connection to science. I deeply appreciate scientific research and those individuals that further our understanding on these topics. Incorporating their findings is humbling; I look forward to continuing to learn from them.
pron: /spās/ n
a continuous area or expanse that is free, available or unoccupied.
- the dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and more.
- the portion or extent of this in a given instance; extent or room in three dimensions.