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My paintings explore connections between the physical and the spiritual.  As I reflect on place and how my surroundings impact my feelings and thoughts, landscape becomes an allegory for psyche and emotion.  Although I am a city dweller, my soul is most stirred in lands that seem beyond the control of humans.

 

“Under the Sun” references a wild November day when I was walking through a hibernating prairie.  Sunlight filtered through incessantly evolving clouds, creating theatrical shadows.  Of that day, I most vividly remember the interplay of light and wind.  It is this fleeting world that nourishes my imagination and dreams.

 




The paintings in the series, Yizkor, are introspective explorations of the relationships among memory, death and birth. My father died on my birthday, tangibly and forever linking his passing to my beginning. With imagery inspired by personal memories, family narratives, photographs, and religious texts, these works are symbolic representations of the juncture of physical transience and my ancestry. They reflect on the process of mourning and upon mortality as the evolution from outer shell to soul.



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