"My first thought about art, as a child, was that the artist brings something into the world that didn’t exist before, and that he does it without destroying something else. A kind of refutation of the conservation of matter. That still seems to me its central magic, its core of joy.” John Updike
I create paintings and installations with translucent material based on my observations and immersion in the systems of landscape. The encounter plays a fundamental role in my work. The work itself often starts as material placed as an interaction in landscape. These interactions with space are motivated by a desire for a relationship with a place and the moment.
By walking, looking, collecting detritus and using material that becomes an element of that space the work becomes a distillation of the encounter.