I am inspired by the unexpected and complex images that emerge from layering media. Such interactions free me from the intent to produce literal images - (often a goal in past work). My art is intuitive, process-driven and labor-intensive. Unorthodox explorations with media and techniques provides endless combinations of images. This process of art-making is unpredictable, spontaneous, and feeds my imagination.
Reently I have been experimenting with a medium new to me - Oil Paints and Cold Wax Medium on paper or wood panels. This medium reminds me of working with dyes and various forms of resist on silk and canvas - a medium I enjoyed working with for 10 years. The oil paint and cold wax medium is very "forgiving", which I appreciate as I'm a true novice with the techniques and media. The challenge of working in unfamiliar ways has been a needed distraction from all that's currently going on in the world. I think my most contented days are the ones in which I have made art in one form or another.