About

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.

 

Space   

pron: /spās/ n

  1. a continuous area or expanse that is free, available or unoccupied.

  2. the dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and more.
  3. the portion or extent of this in a given instance; extent or room in three dimensions.