Almost all art begins with marks on paper. Some are then transformed with scissors and glue. The paper constructions from my childhood have evolved into structures that begin with abstract ink paintings. They then evolve into constructions. Each is crescendo from that initial joy of painting. All are expressions of the beauty I see everywhere. I approach my work with a desire to meld functional structure with the freedom of “Color School” abstract paintings.
Each piece incorporates my training as a painter, a sculptor – and the kid in me who always loved working with colored papers and glue. It is always a wonderful challenge to see a final work emerge from an idea, built from a series of painted images. All of my artworks are handmade, using classic and new art materials: archival inks, and fine art papers. I also work with recycled and alternative materials such as Tyvek that become unique bases and interesting components.