My recent work represents a renewed interest in abstraction. While earliest collages in this series are non-objective in imagery, the most recent configurations reflect stressed emotions in response to current political, social, and cultural conditions.

As a practicing artist over decades, I have worked in a variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, printmaking, collage, and painted construction. Landscape, science, symbols, dreams, memory, invention and observation have all served my art. 

I do bodies of work in both observation and abstraction, sometimes combining the two. Painted works may appear to be hard edged or even taped, but I paint freehand, and embrace imperfections that occur along the way. 

Creating a collage, I begin by making rough color and design accumulations. These “sketches from scraps” use a wide variety of fragments of both abstract and observed imagery.  Sources are repurposed or discards of watercolors and prints, as well as fragments of handmade paper. I work in a playful and whimsical way that leads to unexpected connections of color and design, and sometimes to surprise spatial relationships.

What starts out as chaos becomes order, as an organized composition that has unexpected connections from disparate parts. Small paintings echoing the collages may go in new directions, an outcome of the painting process.

I am curently collaborating with another artist, creating hard-copy collages that we mail back and forth between distant cities. This echos a totally digital "Equisite Corpse" project on which we collaborated.


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