Layers, Fragments, and Shapes
Art has been important to me most of my life, starting with early drawings, through college classes and art history, to workshops and studio drawing and painting sessions today. The figure, with its infinite variety, fascinates me, as does abstract and nonobjective work with its emphasis on the pure elements of design.
Recently, my focus has been to use the figure abstractly, to blend figurative and abstract elements and subordinate the subject to design, shape, color. This merging of subject and means alludes to the disparate layers, fragments, and hidden shards of thought and memory that are part of the make up of an individual.
Using a variety of media (pastel, watermedia/watercolor, monotype, charcoal, pencil, ink, collage) allows me a wide breadth of possibilities. Painting is a passion and always a challenge, and I seek to continue my ongoing search for the best ways to use art elements and principles to visually reveal meaning.