I moved during the pandemic to a high-urban shelter between high rise buildings and rooftops. Stacked boxes juxtapose color and the light of water and sky over San Francisco Bay. Boxed:Shift references our collective feeling of locked-in and looking out, adapting and practicing our pivot. Juxtaposing color is what I do; introducing geometric forms and changing my palette is a shift. Painting clean-edged lines free-hand has been a pivot in process that echoes my pandemic experience: control outside of the lines, freedom within them.
Edge draws on my fascination with the point at which the edges of natural features meet another plane — sea, sky, horizon. Edge explores this intersection where one becomes another, with its veils of color, mysterious light sources, and indeterminate boundaries. Often described as abstracted landscapes, Edge is a response to the processes inherent in the formation of landscape.
Still Here honors trees in their fundamental beauty: limbs bare, trunks exposed. Each is an exploration and an homage, incorporating text and symbols to embody the history and meaning of a life. Working from photographs, memory and an attachment to each subject, these are portraits of individuals in later stages of life and after death. Still Here refers to their stillness, and to their lasting presence as impression or memory.