SERIES > Stele Series

Artist Statement

In this collection of paintings in oil and mixed media I create stelae, or artifacts, that memorialize my experiences of life, loss, and death.
The textured atmospheric color fields evoke haunting visceral feelings associated with these memories.
Buried visual content struggles to emerge from the depths of each painting to allow viewers to encounter the hidden depths of their own emotional and psychological past.
The imagery not only captures the past, however; the countless visual references to Nature in all the paintings not only remind us of what has passed, but offers us something for now and tomorrow.
The Nature motif infiltrates and conditions the layered color field surfaces to express my deep connection to a restoring and sustaining Nature: the source of so many personal experiences and memories of life and loss.
My work is an ongoing process of integrating both my unconscious symbolic content with the act of painting.

Artist Statement