My artistic journey is fueled by a desire to explore and understand nature’s mysteries and wisdom. A penchant for haiku poetry also influences my work. My process starts by creating spontaneous, mixed-media surfaces. Then I try to excavate the elusive and symbolic meanings of apparently random marks, shapes, and gestural renderings.
I enjoy “making sense of nonsense,” trying to find meaning in haphazard beginnings. This process stretches my mind, pulls me into a discovery mode. I like the intellectual aspect of this part of the process. Ultimately, my work succeeds when I am able to integrate free experimentation and deep personal expression. I love the idea that a finished piece is like a haiku poem, an elegant visual metaphor for a profound truth.