My process is informed by exploration of both the natural world and abandoned urban landscapes. The work references transformation in natural phenomena, examines humanity’s place in natural historical context, and notes the marks we leave behind.
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. During the 2020 pandemic the world shifted to living inside, gazing at walls and out windows. We have adapted as we wait, watch, and shelter.
Juxtaposing color is what I do; changing my palette is a shift. Painting clean-edged lines free-hand has been a pivot in process that echoes my experience of the past year: control outside of the lines, freedom within them.
Boxed:Shift No. 1, Oil/alkyd on panel, 10" x 30" x 2"
Boxed:Shift No. 2, Oil/alkyd on panel, 10" x 30" x 2"
Boxed:Shift No. 3, Oil/alkyd & metallic pigment on panel, 10" x 30" x 2"
Boxed:Shift No. 4, Oil/alkyd and graphite on panel, 10" x 30" x 2"